Sociology B.A.

All students must meet the University Requirements.

All students must meet the College Requirements.

Specific requirements for an optional concentration are included on this page:

Concentration in Social Gerontology

Concentration in Crime and Criminal Justice

Major Requirements

31 credits, including:

SOC 001SU: Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 100Fund of Social Research4
SOC 101Developm't Sociological Theory3
Prerequisite for SOC 100 (students may choose 1 of the following courses)3
QR:Probability With Statistics (or higher which is required as a prerequisite for taking SOC 100)
QR: Elements of Statistics
QR:Basic Statistical Methods 1
9 credits in Sociology at the 100-level9
6 credits in Sociology from SOC 202 to SOC 296 16
3 credits in Sociology at any level3
No more than 3 credits of SOC 188 (Teaching Assistantship) may count toward the major.
HON 254 and HON 255 may not count toward the major.
Double majors in Sociology and Psychological Science may substitute PSYS 053 and PSYS 054 for the STAT prerequisite and SOC 100, and must take 1 additional Sociology course to complete the Sociology major with 27 credits.
Students planning postgraduate study in Sociology or research-related careers are encouraged to take courses from among the advanced theory/methods area (SOC 274, SOC 275, SOC 279).

Concentration in Social Gerontology

12 credits in Social Gerontology, including:

SOC 020Aging: Change & Adaptation3
SOC 154Sociology of Death & Dying3
SOC 220Internship in Gerontology3
At least 1 gerontology-related elective approved by the gerontology advisor. 3
All courses with a SOC prefix will count for both the major and the concentration.

Concentration in Crime and Criminal Justice

12 credits in Crime and Criminal Justice from the following:

Deviance & Social Control
D2: Global Deviance
Crim Justice & Public Health
Criminal Justice
Sociology of Law
Special or variable topics courses and internships as approved by the concentration advisor
At least 6 credits must be at the 100-level or above
At least 3 credits must be at the 200-level