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2023-2024 University Catalog

Sociology, B.A.


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Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for BA Sociology

Students will critically evaluate explanations of human behavior, social phenomena, and social processes locally and globally. 

Students will communicate in a clear and coherent manner in both written and oral communication in conveying sociological concepts and understandings to a broader audience.  

Students will demonstrate the ability to interpret, evaluate, and analyze sociologically relevant data to test hypotheses and draw evidence-based conclusions.  

General Education Requirements


Mathematics Credits: 6 *


Science


  • BIOS Credits: 3 3
  • BIOS or Physical Science Credits: 6 3

Humanities


  • FORL 1001 Credits: 3
  • FORL 1002 Credits: 3
  • ENGL Literature Credits: 3

Social Sciences


  • Social Sciences Credits: 6 2

Arts


  • Arts Elective Credits: 3 4

Total Credit Hours: 39


Other Requirements


  • Literature Credits: 3
  • Social Science 2000+ Credits: 3
  • Social Science 2000+ Credits: 3
  • Upper-level non major elective Credits: 6
     
  • FORL 2001 Credits: 3
    OR
  • FORL 1001 Credits: 3
     
  • FORL 1002 Credits: 3 6
  • General Electives Credits: 29-32

Total Credit Hours: 50


Course Requirements for Major


Total Credit Hours: 31


Total Credit Hours Required: 120


* See General Course Requirements and Approved Electives in the Liberal Arts section.

  1. “C” or better required
  2. Must include courses from two different fields (ANTH, ECON, GEOG, POLI, PSYC, SOC, or URBN) and at least 6 hours at 2000-level or higher.
  3. 6 hour sequence in one science. Select from BIOS, CHEM, EES, PHYS. 3 hours must be BIOS. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
  4. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
  5. Choose two courses from among SOC 4080 , SOC 4094 , SOC 4101 , SOC 4103 , SOC 4107 , SOC 4124 , SOC 4216 , SOC 4921 .
  6. Must complete nine credit hours in one language or six credit hours in two languages.
  7. Nine(9) of the elective credits must be 4000 level courses.

Four Year Plan of Study


Sociology, B.A.

Understanding Your Degree Program of Study  

Four Year Plan of Study Key

GE - General education

M - Major coursework

O - Other coursework

FE - Free electives

RE - Restricted electives

UR - University requirements

CR - College requirements

Program requirements - Some degree programs offer an opportunity to complete a Concentration (C) within the major. Some degree programs require that a Concentration (C) or an Option (OP) be completed as a part of the major.

 

 

 

First Year of Enrollment


 

First Year

Code

Course

Credit Hours

GE

ENGL 1157 English Composition

3

GE

ENGL 1158 or 1159 English Composition

(C or better grade required)

3

GE

Math - See General Education Requirements

3

GE

Math - See General Education Requirements

3

GE

Science BIOS - See General Education Requirement2

3

GE

Science  BIOS or Physical Science - See General Education Requirement2

3

M

SOC 1051

3

O-RE

Social Science 2000+ Elective

3

O-FE

Free Elective

3

O-FE

Free Elective

3

O-UR

UNIV 1001 University Success

(Required of all first-year students.)

1

Total hours - Year One: 31

 

 

  1. General Education note: The General Education requirement may be met by completing other courses on the Gen Ed menu; however, Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program. 
  2. The 9-hour General Education Science requirement includes a 6-hour sequence in one science selected from BIOS, CHEM, EES, and PHYS. 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be BIOS.
  3. The College requires students to complete nine credit hours in one foreign language or twelve credit hours in two foreign languages. If the 12-hour option is chosen, the 21 hours of approved electives must include three hours of 2000+ humanities.

Second Year of Enrollment


 

Second Year

Code

Course

Credit Hours

GE

Humanities -See  General Education Menu -

Recommended: FORL 1001*1

3

GE

Humanities - See General Education Menu -

Recommended; FORL 1002*1

3

GE

Humanities - Literature - See General Education Menu

3

O-CR

Literature

3

GE

Science  Physical Science - See General Education Menu2

3

GE

Social Sciences - See General Education Menu -

Recommended: Anthropology1

3

GE

Social Sciences - See General Education Menu -

Recommended: Political Science1

3

O-RE

Social Science 2000+ Elective

3

M

SOC 2707 Social Statistics I

4

M

SOC 2708 Methods in Social Research

3

 

 

 

Total Hours - Year Two: 31

 

  1. General Education note: The General Education requirement may be met by completing other courses on the Gen Ed menu; however, Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program. 
  2. The 9-hour General Education Science requirement includes a 6-hour sequence in one science selected from BIOS, CHEM, EES, and PHYS. 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be BIOS.
  3. The College requires students to complete nine credit hours in one foreign language or twelve credit hours in two foreign languages. If the 12-hour option is chosen, the 21 hours of approved electives must include three hours of 2000+ humanities.

Third Year of Enrollment


Year Three

Code

Course

Credit Hours

O

FORL 2001 OR FORL 10013

3

GE

Arts - See General Education Menu

3

O-FE

Free Elective OR FORL 10023

3

O-FE

Free Elective

3

O-RE

Non-Sociology Elective 3000+

3

O-RE

Non-Sociology Elective 3000+

3

M-RE

SOC Core Course: Choose one of SOC 4080, SOC 4094, SOC 4101, SOC 4107, SOC 4124, SOC 4216 OR SOC 4921

3

M-RE

SOC elective

3

M-RE

SOC elective 4000+

3

M

SOC 4086 Sociological Theory

3

Total hours - Year Three: 30

 

  1. General Education note: The General Education requirement may be met by completing other courses on the Gen Ed menu; however, Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program. 
  2. The 9-hour General Education Science requirement includes a 6-hour sequence in one science selected from BIOS, CHEM, EES, and PHYS. 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be BIOS.
  3. The College requires students to complete nine credit hours in one foreign language or twelve credit hours in two foreign languages. If the 12-hour option is chosen, the 21 hours of approved electives must include three hours of 2000+ humanities.

Fourth Year of Enrollment


Year Four

Code

Course

Credit Hours

M-RE

SOC Core Course: Choose another one of SOC 4080, SOC 4094, SOC 4101, SOC 4107, SOC 4124, SOC 4216 OR SOC 4921

3

M-RE

SOC elective 4000+

3

M-RE

SOC elective 4000+

3

O-FE

Free Elective

3

O-FE

Free Elective

3

O-FE

Free Elective

3

O-FE

Free Elective

3

O-FE

Free Elective

3

O-FE

Free Elective

3

O-FE

Free Elective

1

Year Four - Total Hours: 28

Total degree hours: 120

 

  1. General Education note: The General Education requirement may be met by completing other courses on the Gen Ed menu; however, Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program. 
  2. The 9-hour General Education Science requirement includes a 6-hour sequence in one science selected from BIOS, CHEM, EES, and PHYS. 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be BIOS.
  3. The College requires students to complete nine credit hours in one foreign language or twelve credit hours in two foreign languages. If the 12-hour option is chosen, the 21 hours of approved electives must include three hours of 2000+ humanities.

Total Credit Hours Required: 120


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