Begin Date: Summer Session 1988
End Date: Spring Semester 1999
PROFESSOR BARRETT A. LEE, Head
Students may choose either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree program. The B.A. degree program provides a basic orientation to the field as a whole, study of its development and principles, training in methodology and study in depth of a major area of the discipline. It provides knowledge that is useful in a career in varied work settings as well as providing the foundation needed for graduate study in sociology of related fields.
SOCIOLOGY MINOR: Students must take SOC 001 GS(3), 007(3), and 405(3), and select 6 credits in one of the following areas (at least 3 at the 400 level): demography, ecology, environment; deviance and criminology; social institutions; social organization and social change; or social psychology. (See department list for specific courses in each of the areas.) Students must take 3 additional credits in sociology at the 400 level for a total of 18 credits.
For the B.S. degree in Sociology, a minimum of 124 credits is required.
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)
GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(6 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)
ELECTIVES: 21-23 credits
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 61-63 credits
(This includes 6 credits of General Education GQ courses.)
PRESCRIBED COURSES (10 credits)
SOC 001 GS(3), 007(3) (Sem: 1-8)
MATH 441(3) (Sem: 5-6)
STAT 480(1) (Sem: 5-8)
ADDITIONAL COURSES (6-8 credits)
MATH 110 GQ(4), 111 GQ(2); or MATH 140 GQ(4), 141 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-4)
SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (45 credits)
Select 24 credits in sociology, 15 credits of which must be in an area of specialization chosen in consultation with a faculty adviser (15 credits must be at the 400 level) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 18 credits in social sciences, 9 credits in each of two fields of the social sciences other than sociology (at least 9 credits must be at the 400 level) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 3 credits in statistics at the 300 level or above (Sem: 5-8)
 A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
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The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.
Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1988
Blue Sheet Item #: 16-10-056
Review Date: 6/2/99 (General Education Update)