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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology Major, BA (60 credits)

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A sociology major provides many distinctive perspectives on the world, generating new ideas and critiquing the old.  Sociology addresses the most pressing issues of our time, and is a rapidly expanding field whose potential is increasingly tapped by those who craft policies and create programs. Sociologists understand social inequality, patterns of behavior, forces for social change and resistance, and how social systems work.  Sociology is an exciting discipline with expanding opportunities for a wide range of career paths and is a valuable liberal arts major for many career paths.

Students may choose either a 45-credit major or a 60-credit major. In order to graduate, a student who completes the 45-credit major must also have a minor or second major in another discipline.

(NOTE: Students seeking a BA degree must complete one year college/university study or two years high school study of a single world language.)

(NOTE: Students admitted to the sociology major cannot also have a sociology minor; however, they may have a social services minor. Likewise, students admitted to the social services major cannot also have a social services minor, but they may have a sociology minor.)

Select at least one course from each of the following categories - Credits: 15

Department-approved Electives - Credits: 23

A maximum of 5 credits of 100-level electives and up to 5 credits of 200-level electives may be counted toward the major. PSY 363, Intermediate Statistics and Research Methods are an approved elective.

Total Credits: 60

College and Department Information

Sociology Department  
College of the Sciences  

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