The degree of Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science, with a major in sociology, requires the completion of 120 hours, including the general education component, degree requirements, major requirements listed below, a minor worked out with a minor advisor, 40 upper division hours, and a minimum 2.0 GPA overall, in the major, and in the minor. Students may declare a major in sociology after they have completed SOC 1300 with a grade of C or better.
All sociology majors are required to take 15 hours of core courses:
SOC 1300 Principles of Sociology (A prerequisite for all SOC classes)
SOC 2321 Social Statistics (Before Seminar)
SOC 3320 Social Research (2nd semester Junior year)
SOC 4330 Social Theory (Before Seminar)
SOC 4360 Seminar (1st semester Senior year)
(Prerequisites: SOC 2321, 3320, 4330)
Course descriptions can be found in the Undergraduate Bulletin.
All sociology majors are required to take 18 hours of electives depending on which of the two concentration areas they complete:
1. General Sociology
a. Sociology Electives (18 hours) - as selected from the remaining sociology courses in consultation with an advisor
a. Required (9 hours) - 3370 Criminology, 3371 Juvenile Delinquency, 4355 Victimology
b. Optional interdisciplinary electives (6 hours maximum) - HED 4312 Drug Education, PSCI 3375, The American Judicial System, PSCI 4300 Constitutional Law, PSCI 4301 Civil Liberties
c. Sociology electives (3 hours minimum) - as selected from the remaining sociology courses in consultation with an advisor
Minor in Sociology--18 Hours
Four requirements must be met for a minor in sociology:
1. Complete SOC 1300 Principles of Sociology
2. Complete 18 hours of Sociology courses (SOC 1300 is included)
3. Of the 18 hours, 9 must be upper division (3000 or 4000 level)
Anthropology: Minor Requirements
There are six required courses for the Minor in Anthropology, totaling 18 hours; nine of these hours must be upper division. All Anthropology minors are required to take ANTH 1302, Introduction to Anthropology. Anthropology minors must then choose and complete two courses from the Anthropology Core, which will ensure that students are trained from an anthropological perspective. Students then must complete three additional courses from the Anthropology Core or from the designated electives.
Minor Declaration Form
Students must complete a Minor Declaration Form to enroll in the program. Progress toward completion of the minor will be tracked on this form, kept by the Minor Advisor, Dr. Brian Campbell. Students should meet with their minor advisor in advance of their registration for any term during which they will enroll in a course that contributes to the Anthropology minor. Certification of successful completion of the Anthropology minor will be documented on this form, a copy of which will be stored in Anthropology files.