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

Sociology Major, BA (Large Plan)

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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 the small plan (49-credit major) or the large plan (64-credit major).

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

Department-Approved Electives - Credits: 25

Select 25 credits of SOC courses not used elsewhere in the program with a maximum of five credits from 100-level courses and five credits from 200-level courses. PSY 363 is also an approved elective option.

Total Credits: 64

College and Department Information

Sociology Department  
College of the Sciences  

Program Codes
Major plan codes: SOCILABA, SOCILABAP
Online option codes: SOCILABAO, SOCILABAPO

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

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