Major Requirements

Sociology Degree Requirements:

Sociology BA Requirements Checklist
General Education/BA Degree Requirements Checklist

2.0 accumulative GPA, or better, for the 27 credits of Sociology courses (12 Core credits & 15 Elective credits) required for the major.

Core Requirements: 12 Credits  (All core requirements except for SOC 101 must be passed with a “C” or better.)
SOC 101 – Introduction to Sociology
SOC 390 – Research Methods in Sociology
SOC 460 – Major Ideas in Sociology
SOC 499 – Senior Seminar

Sociology Electives: 15 credits (At least 6 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/STS 215 – Introduction to Statistics for Business & Economics
MAT/STS 232 – Principles of Statistical Inference
PSY 241 – Statistics in Psychology I
SOC 219 (formerly 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 201 – Strategies for Writing Across Context, or ENG 315 – Research Writing in the Disciplines, 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.