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Sociology, B.S.

Major Requirements

Credit Hours: 33+

In addition to completing the requirements for this major, students must also complete the degree requirements specified in the Academic Regulations section of this catalog.

Courses within this major may also satisfy general education requirements. Please consult the Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements  for more information.

Required Courses

Course NameTerm TakenGrade
SOCY 101 Introduction to Sociology (3)

OR

SOCY 102 Contemporary Social Issues (3)

 

SOCY 260 Big Ideas and Big Thinkers in Sociology (3)

Prerequisite(s): SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102.

SOCY 271 Introduction to Social Research (3)

Prerequisite(s): SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102.

SOCY 272 Making Sense of Sociological Data (3)

Prerequisite(s): SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102.

Notes:

  • *SOCY 260, SOCY 271, and SOCY 272 must be taken within the first 18 credit hours of the major.
  • Honors students can take the alternative course of HONS 167 in lieu of SOCY 101.

Capstone experience options:

Complete at least three credits from the following options.

Course NameTerm TakenGrade
SOCY 381 Internship (1-6)

Prerequisite(s): Junior rank or higher, B average in sociology and overall average of C+, a major or minor in sociology, 12 credit hours in sociology and/or permission of the instructor. Course prerequisites may vary depending on the nature of the placement. Students should sign up for the internship the semester before they plan to complete the internship. Visit the sociology department for details for both sociology and gerontology internships.

SOCY 390 Senior Seminar (3)

Prerequisite(s): SOCY 101 or SOCY 102; SOCY 260, SOCY 271, and 18 hours in the major. Or permission of the instructor.

SOCY 391 Senior Seminar on Social Organization (3)

Prerequisite(s): SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102, SOCY 260, SOCY 271, and 18 credit hours in the major, or permission of instructor.

SOCY 392 Senior Seminar on Crime and Justice Policy (3)

Prerequisite(s): SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102, SOCY 260, SOCY 271, and 18 credit hours in the major, or permission of instructor.

Or complete the following Bachelor’s Essay sequence. Note that 499A will count toward your electives and 499B will count toward the capstone.

SOCY 499A Bachelor’s Essay (3)

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor and Department/Program approval prior to registration. Individual departments or programs may prescribe particular requirements for eligibility for the bachelor’s essay, particular procedures for the approval of proposals, and/or particular guidelines for the projects themselves.  

SOCY 499B Bachelor’s Essay (3)

Prerequisite(s): SOCY 499A

Electives

Complete an additional 18 credit hours, of which 15 credit hours must be at the 300 or 400-level from SOCY 103-SOCY 499B:

Course NameTerm TakenGrade
AAST 366 Race-Ethnic Relations (3)
SOCY 103 Sociology of the Family (3)
SOCY 105 Sociology of Sport (3)
SOCY 106 Sociology of Peace (3)
SOCY 107 Issues of Race and Ethnicity (3)
SOCY 109 Special Topics in Sociology (3)
SOCY 320 Sociology of Mental Health and Illness (3)

Prerequisite(s): SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 321 Sociology of Education (3)

Prerequisite(s): SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 322 Sociology of Sexualities (3)

Prerequisite(s): SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 323 Sociology of Sustainability and Consumption (3)

Prerequisite(s): SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102.

SOCY 324 Doing Time: Living, Working, and Dying Behind Bars (3)

Prerequisite(s): SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 325 Deviance and Social Control (3)

Prerequisite(s): SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 326 African American Culture and Society (3)

Prerequisite(s): SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 329 Special Topics in Sociology (3)

Prerequisite(s): SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 331 Society and the Individual (3)

Prerequisite(s): SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102.

SOCY 335 Aging and the Family (3)

Prerequisite(s): SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102.

SOCY 336 Death and Dying (3)

Prerequisite(s): SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102.

SOCY 337 Prejudice (3)

Prerequisite(s): SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102.

SOCY 340 Medical Sociology (3)

Prerequisite(s): SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102.

SOCY 341 Criminology (3)

Prerequisite(s): SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102.

SOCY 342 Juvenile Delinquency (3)

Prerequisite(s): SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102.

SOCY 344 Social Gerontology (3)

Prerequisite(s): SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102.

SOCY 346 Environmental Sociology (3)

Prerequisite(s): SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102.

SOCY 348 Sociology of Alcohol and Drugs (3)

Prerequisite(s): SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102.

SOCY 351 Urban Sociology (3)

Prerequisite(s): SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102.

SOCY 352 Population and Society (3)

Prerequisite(s): SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102.

SOCY 356 Sociological Perspectives on Religion (3)

Prerequisite(s): SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102.

SOCY 357 Political Sociology (3)

Prerequisite(s): SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102.

SOCY 360 Class, Power, and Privilege (3)

Prerequisite(s): SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102.

SOCY 361 Child Welfare (3)

Prerequisite(s): SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102.

SOCY 364 Gender and Society (3)

Prerequisite(s): SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102.

SOCY 366 Race and Ethnic Relations (3)

Prerequisite(s): SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102.

SOCY 381 Internship (1-6)

Prerequisite(s): Junior rank or higher, B average in sociology and overall average of C+, a major or minor in sociology, 12 credit hours in sociology and/or permission of the instructor. Course prerequisites may vary depending on the nature of the placement. Students should sign up for the internship the semester before they plan to complete the internship. Visit the sociology department for details for both sociology and gerontology internships.

SOCY 382 Student Research Apprenticeship in Sociology (1-6)

Prerequisite(s): GPA of 3.000 in sociology, a major or minor in sociology, and permission of the instructor. Other course prerequisites may vary depending on the nature of the placement.

SOCY 383 Student Academic Apprenticeship in Sociology (1-6)

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor, junior rank or higher, declared major or minor in sociology, and minimum 3.000 GPA in sociology. Other course prerequisites may vary depending on the nature of the placement.

SOCY 390 Senior Seminar (3)

Prerequisite(s): SOCY 101 or SOCY 102; SOCY 260, SOCY 271, and 18 hours in the major. Or permission of the instructor.

SOCY 391 Senior Seminar on Social Organization (3)

Prerequisite(s): SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102, SOCY 260, SOCY 271, and 18 credit hours in the major, or permission of instructor.

SOCY 392 Senior Seminar on Crime and Justice Policy (3)

Prerequisite(s): SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102, SOCY 260, SOCY 271, and 18 credit hours in the major, or permission of instructor.

SOCY 399 Tutorial (3)

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the tutor and the department chair, junior rank or higher

SOCY 490 Independent Study (1-6)

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor, junior rank or higher, declared major or minor in sociology, minimum 3.000 GPA in sociology, and minimum 2.500 overall GPA

SOCY 499A Bachelor’s Essay (3)

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor and Department/Program approval prior to registration. Individual departments or programs may prescribe particular requirements for eligibility for the bachelor’s essay, particular procedures for the approval of proposals, and/or particular guidelines for the projects themselves.  

SOCY 499B Bachelor’s Essay (3)

Prerequisite(s): SOCY 499A

Notes:

  • *A maximum of 3 credit hours from SOCY 103 - 109 can count toward the electives and GPA for the sociology major.
  • Sociology majors are strongly encouraged to take MATH 104 or MATH 250.
  • Sociology majors are encouraged to take courses in multiple disciplines and to consider a minor in a related field.
  • No more than 6 credit hours from SOCY 381 may be applied towards the program requirements.
  • No more than 6 credit hours from SOCY 382 may be applied towards the program requirements.
  • No more than 6 credit hours from SOCY 383 may be applied towards the program requirements.
  • No more than 12 credit hours from SOCY 399 may be applied towards the program requirements.
  • No more than 9 credit hours from SOCY 490 may be applied towards the program requirements.

Coursework Meeting Major Requirements Excluded from the Major GPA Calculation

None.  All courses that may apply toward completion of course requirements within the major apply toward the major GPA calculation.

Notes: This worksheet is not intended to replace face-to-face advising.