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Degree AwardedBA
Hours To Complete38
Courses Required12
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The major requires 12 courses (minimum 38 hours) in Sociology and a GPA of a 2.0 or higher within the major.

1. Required Courses: the following 3 courses are required for the major:

  • QTM 100: Introduction to Statistical Inference OR SOC 356: Social Research II

  • SOC 355: Social Research I

  • SOC 457: Development of Sociological Theory

2. Foundation Courses: majors must take 2 courses from the following group (you may select any two):

  • SOC 201: Organizations and Society

  • SOC 214: Class, Status, and Power

  • SOC 221: Culture and Society

  • SOC 245: Individual and Society

  • SOC 247: Race and Ethnic Relations

  • SOC 266: Global Change

3. Electives: the remaining 7 courses are elective courses. All sociology courses count as electives, with the following conditions:

  • Elective courses must be a minimum of 3 Credit Hours.

  • No more than 2 courses (8 hours) from the SOC 497R-499R series may count as an elective toward the major.

  • You may take one elective S/U. Most students don\'t do this because it is their major, but it is an option. All other courses must be taken for a letter grade.

  • Majors who study abroad can take up to three of their sociology electives abroad.