Sociology B.S.

A minimum of 123 credits is required for graduation.  All major requirements must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Requirements for the Major: 61-63 credits

Course

Title

Credits

SOC 001

Introduction to Sociology

3

SOC 207

Research Methods in Sociology

3

SOC 400

Senior Research Seminar

3

SOC 405

Sociological Theory

3

SOC 480

Introduction to SAS

1

Select 6-8 credits of the following

 

MATH 110 & MATH 111

Techniques of Calculus I and  Calculus II

MATH 140 & MATH 141

Techniques of Calculus II OR Calculus with Analytic Geometry II

CAS 283 or MATH 441

Computer Applications for the Liberal Arts or Matrix Algebra

3

STAT 3XX or 4XX

Advanced Level STAT

3

Additional Lower Level SOC

 

9

SOC 4XX

Advanced Level SOC

9

Social Science Field I**

Social Sciences other than SOC

9

Social Science Field II**

Social Sciences other than SOC

9

Note: Of the 18 credits in social sciences, 9 must be at the 400-level.

Sample Four Year Academic Plan

Sample Four Year Academic Plan (Commonwealth Campus)

Important Note: The advanced level STAT course must be taken prior to SOC 400W. 
* It is recommended that you take SOC 400W in the first semester of your senior year. The prerequisites for SOC 400W are SOC 207 and SOC 470 ( or  SOC 207 and an advanced level STAT course).  This course sequencing is strictly enforced.

Note: While SOC 294, 296, 300, 494, 496, and LA 496D provide students with terrific opportunities and learning experiences, these credits may NOT be counted in fulfillment of the Sociology major requirements. They may, however, be used as elective credits to count toward the credit requirement for graduation.  Soc 469 may count for 3 credits toward the major if it is taken twice for a total of 6 credits.

Note: Internship credits will be counted towards elective credits, unless approved by the internship coordinator to meet a general 3 credit 400 level SOC course requirement.


General Education:45 Credits
(4 Credits are Included in the Requirements for the Major)

Electives: Minimum of 21-23

First-Year Seminar:
(Included in Electives or General Education Course Selection)

Writing Across The Curriculum:
(Included in Requirements for the Major)

United States Cultures & International Cultures Courses:
(Included in Electives or General Education Course Selection)