Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Major in Sociology

Minimum required: 120 semester hours

General Requirements

  1. Students in the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with a major in Sociology 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
  2. The remaining 21 hours of coursework may be selected from any SOCI courses. Majors are encouraged to consult with the undergraduate academic advisor for elective course selection.
  3. Sociology majors must select a minor from the list of approved minors in this catalog.
  4. Nine hours of writing intensive courses (not including ENG 1310 or ENG 1320) are required for graduation.
  5. 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 and/or the 9 hours writing intensive required for graduation.
  6. In addition to the general education core curriculum requirements, the Bachelor of Arts degree requires three additional hours of English literature, three hours of math/science/logic/computer science courses, and six hours of 2000-level modern language courses.

Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
SOCI 13103Modern Language 14204
ENG 13103ENG 13203
US 11001COMM 13103
Modern Language 14104MATH 1312 (or higher)3
PHIL 1305 or 13203Life and Physical Sciences3
Life and Physical Sciences3 
 17 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
SOCI 33073POSI 23203
Select one of the following (English Literature):3HIST 13203
HIST 13103Modern Language 23203
 Select one of the following (English Literature):3
Modern Language 23103 
POSI 23103SOCI 33183
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
SOCI advanced electives6SOCI 43063
Select one of the following:3Social and Behavioral Sciences13
B.A. Science3 
 15 12
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
SOCI 43083SOCI 43093
SOCI advanced electives6SOCI advanced elective3
Minor3SOCI elective3
Electives (as needed)3Minor6
 15 15
Total Hours: 120

The Social and Behavioral Sciences component of the general education core curriculum may not include SOCI 1310 or SOCI 3300