Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Major in 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. In addition to the general education core curriculum requirements, the Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) requires three additional hours of English literature, three hours of math/science/logic/computer science courses, six hours of 2000-level modern language courses and a minor.
  3. Majors must select a minor from the approved list of Undergraduate Minors.
  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 (FOS) and be applied to the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in 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 advanced elective will be counted.

    SOCI 1310Introduction to Sociology3
    TCCN: SOCI 1301
    SOCI Advanced Elective3
    TCCN: SOCI 1306
    SOCI Advanced Elective3
    TCCN: SOCI 2301
    SOCI Advanced Elective3
    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 minimum number of hours required for this degree program 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 required 120 total or 36 advanced hours.
  8. Students in the B.A. major in Sociology 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
    The remaining 21 hours of coursework may be selected from any SOCI advanced courses. Majors are encouraged to consult with the undergraduate academic advisor for elective course selection.21

Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
SOCI 13103Modern Language 14204
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
US 11001COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3
Modern Language 14104Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3Mathematics Component Code 0203
Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303 
 17 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
SOCI 33073POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3
HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3Modern Language 23203
Modern Language 23103BA ENG Literature3
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3SOCI 33183
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
SOCI Advanced Electives6SOCI 43063
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080 select one of the following:3
BA Computer Science, Logic, Mathematics or science3 
 15 12
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
SOCI 43083SOCI 43093
SOCI Advanced Electives9SOCI Advanced Electives6
 15 15
Total Hours: 120