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Academics - Major Requirements

Sociology Degree Requirements:  

2.0 accumulative GPA, or better, for the 33 credits of Sociology courses (18 Core credits & 15 Elective credits) required for the major.

Core Requirements . . . . . . 18 Credits  (All core requirements except for SOC 101 must be passed with a “C” or better.)
SOC 101 – Introduction to Sociology
SOC 301 – Microsociology: Interaction and the Self
SOC 302 – Macrosociology: The Structure of Societies
SOC 390 – Logic of Sociological Inquiry
SOC 460 – Major Ideas in Sociology
SOC 499 – Senior Seminar

Sociology Electives. . . . 15 credits (At least 9 of the 15 credits must be 300- or 400- level courses.  SOC 310 may NOT be an elective)

Statistics Course . . . . . . . . 3 credits (One of the following statistics courses must be passed with a grade of “C-” or better)
ANT 462 – Numerical Methods in Anthropology
MAT 215 – Introduction to Statistics for Business & Economics
MAT 232 – Principles of Statistical Inference
PAA 315 – Saying It with Numbers in the Public Sector
PSY 241 – Statistics in Psychology I
SOC 310 – Quantitative Reasoning in Sociology

English Proficiency. . . . .  3 credits
All Sociology majors must complete the Junior English Proficiency requirement by the end of their junior year. ENG 212 – Persuasive and Analytical Writing, or ENG 317 – Business and Technical Writing, will fulfill this requirement (with a grade of “C” or better).

Transfer students declaring Sociology must take 15 credits of UM courses (excluding SOC 101) to acquire the BA in Sociology.


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