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

Minimum required: 120 semester hours

General Requirements

  1. Majors are required to complete:
    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.
  2. The Social and Behavioral Sciences component of the general education core curriculum may not include SOCI 1310 or SOCI 3300.
  3.  In addition to general education core curriculum and requirements for the B.S. degree, 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 Technical or Professional Writing (ENG 3303 or ENG 3304).
  4. The minimum number of hours required for a degree is 120. The number of free elective hours a student will complete depends on the number of hours a student may need to achieve the 120 and/or the 36 advanced total hours required for a degree.

Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
SOCI 13103HIST 13103
ENG 13103SOCI elective3
US 11001MATH 1312 (or higher)3
POSI 23103ENG 13203
Life and Physical Sciences3Life and Physical Sciences3
COMM 13103 
 16 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
SOCI 33073POSI 23203
Select one of the following (English Literature):3PHIL 1305 or 13203
 SOCI 33183
 SOCI advanced elective3
 Select one of the following (English Literature):3
Select one of the following:3 
HIST 13203 
SOCI advanced elective3 
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
SOCI 43063SOCI 43083
SOCI, advanced electives3SOCI, advanced electives3
Electives as needed9Electives as needed6
 18 18
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
SOCI 43093SOCI 4690 (taken last semester)16
Electives as needed5 
 17 6
Total Hours: 120

In the senior year, majors must complete a field internship (SOCI 4690) related to their applied sociological training and minor concentration. Enrollment in the internship requires completion of all other course work in the major and a Texas State GPA of 2.00, a major GPA of 2.25 and a minor GPA of 2.00.