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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
  Dec 01, 2021
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Sociology, BA

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Major Requirements

A total of 27 credits in sociology and four credits in statistics, distributed as follows, are required for completion of the major.

One of the Following Courses

In Addition, Sociology Majors Must Adhere to These Rules and Requirements

  • A minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA in all departmental courses is required to graduate.
  • Sociology majors may take no more than 6 of their 27 credits under the S/NC option. After declaring the sociology major, students may not take SOC 0150 - SOCIAL THEORY  and SOC 0230 - SOCIAL RESEARCH METHODS  on the S/NC basis.
  • Sociology majors must complete the 12-credit required Dietrich School related area. Acceptable related areas include anthropology, Africana studies, computer science, economics, history, mathematics, philosophy, political science, psychology, or religious studies. In special cases, the sociology advisor may approve some other field to satisfy this requirement, such as the study of an international area or second language.

The Department of Sociology Offers Courses that are Particularly Suitable for the Following Special Programs

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