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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology Major, BA (Small Plan)

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The sociology major is an exciting discipline with expanding opportunities for a wide range of career paths. Sociology is a valuable liberal arts major for students planning careers in a wide variety of fields including social research, criminology, demography, social psychology, public administration, gerontology, education, social work and market research. It provides a useful background for those planning to enter law, business, medicine, community planning, and politics.

Students may choose either the small plan (49-credit major) or the large plan (64-credit major).

Graduation Requirement
In order to graduate, a student who completes the small plan major must also have a minor or second major in another discipline.

(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.)

Sociology Program Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • apply sociological perspectives and theory to social issues;
  • apply appropriate sociological methods to a research question using ethical principles;
  • evaluate and communicate sociological information and
  • apply sociological perspectives and knowledge to life and professional goals. 

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

Department-Approved Electives - Credits: 10

Any upper-division 300- or 400- level sociology course.

Total Credits: 49

Small Plan Major (fewer than 60 credits)

This major requires the completion of a minor or second major. Please consult with the departments about any specific restrictions regarding overlap between plans.

College and Department Information

Sociology Department  
College of the Sciences  

Online Availability
The program will have both a designated online only option and an in-person or hybrid option.

Program Codes
Major plan codes: SOCISMBA, SOCISMBAP
Online option codes: SOCISMBAO, SOCISMBAOP

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