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Undergraduate Major

THE SOCIOLOGY MAJOR *requirements for students graduating in 2007-2008 or later

A minimum of 48 credits of sociology coursework, to include the following:

Additional recommendations and restrictions:

  1. A GPA of 2.00 must be earned in sociology course work. A grade of C- or better is required in SOC 315, SOC 316, and SOC 413. Upper division coursework cannot be taken S/U.
  2. A maximum of 8 credits from SOC 406 (projects) and/or SOC 410 (internship) may be applied to the 48 credit minimum.
  3. A maximum of 12 credits of lower division sociology can be transferred/accepted toward sociology requirements.
  4. Students may pursue either a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. The B.A. emphasizes foreign language study, while the B.S. involves science, computer science, and quantitative studies. See an advisor to discuss the best choice for you.

INTEREST AREAS
(all courses four credits except where indicated)

The clusters of courses listed below illustrate ways in which students may organize their elective coursework in sociology. Students may also design their own cluster in consultation with a faculty advisor. Interest clusters are for guidance purposes only and are not required.

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
SOCIAL INTERACTION AND GROUP RELATIONS
DEVIANCE AND SOCIAL CONTROL
SOCIAL SYSTEMS AND SOCIAL CHANGE
SOCIAL POLICY
ENVIRONMENTAL & NATURAL RESOURCES

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