Sociology, B.A. (33 Credit Major)

The required courses and credits are distributed as follows:

CORE COURSES (15 credits)

All students are required to complete the following courses:

Credits
SOC 300The Sociological Imagination

3

SOC 301Methods of Social Research

3

SOC 302Foundations of Modern Sociological Theories.

3

SOC 303Advanced Methods of Social Research

3

SOC 345Quantitative analysis of Sociological Data

3

COURSES IN STUDENT'S CONCENTRATION (18 credits)

Each student is required to complete a concentration in one of three separate tracks. At least 9 of these credits must be at the 300-400 level. The tracks, detailed below, are (1) General Sociology, (2) Demography and Population Health, and (3) Education, Social Inequality and Urban Studies.

NOTES:

  1. SOC 166 or any 200 level SOC course is a prerequisite for all 300 and 400 level courses.
  2. Students registering for SOC 300 and SOC 301 must have a Sociology Grade Point Average of C (2.0) or better.
  3. Students registering for SOC 302 and all 400 level courses must have completed SOC 300 with a grade of C- (1.7) or better.
  4. Students registering for SOC 303, SOC 345, and all 400 level courses must have completed and SOC 301 with a grade of C- (1.7) or better.

CONCENTRATIONS IN SOCIOLOGY

CONCENTRATION IN GENERAL SOCIOLOGY (18 credits)

Students are required to take 6 courses beyond the required 5 courses specified above. These courses are to be chosen from the list of Sociology Courses in the Bulletin. At least three of these courses must be at the 300-400 level.

CONCENTRATION IN DEMOGRAPHY AND POPULATION HEALTH (18 Credits)

Required Courses (18 credits)

18 Sociology credits, at least 9 credits of which must be chosen from the list below:

Credits
SOC 319Population and Society

3

SOC 320Immigration and Adaptation

3

SOC 339American Demography

4

SOC 305Sociology of Health Care

3

Note: MAT 104 or higher is strongly recommended.

CONCENTRATION IN EDUCATION, SOCIAL INEQUALITY AND URBAN STUDIES (18 Credits)

Required Courses (18 credits)

18 Sociology credits, at least 9 credits of which must be chosen from the list below: 

Credits
SOC 309Social Inequality

3

SOC 334Urban Sociology in Global Perspective

3

SOC 3360Education and Inequality

3

SOC 335Global and Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Education and Society.

3

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR IN SOCIOLOGY

The Minor in Sociology consists of five courses totaling 15 credits. At least three courses must be at the 300-level or higher.

DEPARTMENTAL HONORS

Students who wish to qualify for Departmental Honors are required to complete one 400 level sociology course with a grade of A or A- and receive a positive recommendation from the Department.

WOMEN'S STUDIES OPTION

See the description of the program contained later in the Bulletin.