Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Applied Sociology

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.
  2. Students are required to complete the following Sociology courses:
    SOCI 1310Introduction to Sociology3
    or SOCI 3300 Principles of Sociology
    SOCI 3307Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences3
    SOCI 3318Applied Data Analysis3
    SOCI 4306Sociological Theory3
    SOCI 4308Quantitative Research Methods3
    SOCI 4309Qualitative Research Methods3
    SOCI 4690Internship in Applied Sociology6
    The remaining 15 hours of upper division sociology coursework should be related to their occupational goals or free SOCI advanced electives. Courses should be chosen with the advice of the undergraduate academic advisor.15
  3.  In addition to general education core curriculum and degree requirements, students must complete two semesters of coursework in the same foreign language (1410, 1420) unless they successfully completed two years of foreign language in high school, and must complete one additional English sophomore literature course or ENG 3303 or ENG 3304.
  4. For transfer students, 12 semester credit hours in Sociology (or their equivalents) may be transferred from a Texas public institution of higher education for the Sociology Field of Study and be applied to the Bachelor of Science with a major in Applied Sociology at Texas State University. More information about the Field of Study is available in the Academic Policies section of this catalog. The transferable Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) is listed below the Texas State University course number in the following course list. In the case where there is no Texas State University course number equivalent to a FOS number, an elective will be counted.

    SOCI 1310Introduction to Sociology3
    TCCN: SOCI 1301
    TCCN: SOCI 1306
    TCCN: SOCI 2301
    TCCN: SOCI 2319
    Total Hours12
  5. Majors must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).

  6. Nine hours of writing intensive courses (not including ENG 1310 or ENG 1320) are required for graduation.

  7. The number of free elective hours a student will complete depends on the number of hours a student may need to achieve the required 120 total or 36 advanced hours.

Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
SOCI 13103HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080 select one of the following:3
US 11001 
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3 
Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303 
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3 
 ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
 Mathematics Component Code 0203
 Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
 16 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
SOCI 33073POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3SOCI 33183
HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3SOCI Advanced Elective3
SOCI Advanced Elective3ENG Literature3
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
SOCI 43063SOCI 43083
SOCI Advanced Elective3SOCI Advanced Elective3
Electives as needed9Electives as needed6
 18 18
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
SOCI 43093SOCI 4690 (taken last semester)16
Electives as needed2 
SOCI Advanced Elective3 
 17 6
Total Hours: 120