Department of Sociology & Criminology

Bachelor of Arts, Sociology

Co-op Program

Major Program

The major in Sociology requires the completion of the following thirty-six (36) credit hours:

  • SOCI 1210 Introductory Sociology (minimum grade of C)
  • SOCI 2124 Social Inequality & Justice
  • SOCI 3010 Classical Theory
  • SOCI 3012 Contemporary Sociological Theory
  • SOCI 3100 Qualitative Research Methods
  • SOCI 3102 Quantitative Research Methods
  • Twelve (12) credit hours in Sociology at the 3000 level or above
  • Six (6) credit hours seminar in Sociology at the 4000 level 

FOR STUDENTS COMPLETING A DOUBLE MAJOR IN SOCIOLOGY AND CRIMINOLOGY, ONLY SIX (6) CREDIT HOURS OF CROSS-LISTED COURSES CAN BE DOUBLE COUNTED.

Suggested Schedule

The following schedule is suggested for students majoring in Sociology:

Year 1:

  • ENGL 1205 Introduction to Literature
  • 9 credit hours of introductory courses in the following humanities (except PHIL 1200): Classics; History; Religious Studies; Modern Languages courses on literature and culture (a maximum of 6 credit hours can be counted from any one area).
  • SOCI 1210 Introductory Sociology (minimum grade of C)
  • Three (3) credit hours from a social science
  • Six (6) credit hours from a social science other than Sociology.
  • Six (6) credit hours from one or two of the following: PHIL 1200 Critical Thinking, Mathematics, a language other than English, or a science other than Psychology. 

Year 2:

  • SOCI 2124 Social Inequality and Justice
  • Six (6) credit hours in SOCI at the 3000 level
  • Eighteen (18) credit hours in Arts at the 2000 level or above
  • Three (3) credit hours of electives

Year 3:

  • SOCI 3010 Classical Theory
  • SOCI 3012 Contemporary Sociological Theory
  • SOCI 3100 Qualitative Research Methods
  • SOCI 3102 Quantitative Research Methods
  • Twelve (12) credit hours in Arts at the 2000 level or above
  • Six (6) credit hours of electives

Year 4:

  • Six (6) credit hours SOCI at the 4000 level – note that directed readings courses in Sociology do not satisfy this requirement
  • Six (6) credit hours SOCI at the 3000 level
  • Three (3) credit hours in Arts at the 2000 level or above
  • Fifteen (15) credit hours of electives

Concentration in Sociology

Students in a ninety (90) credit hour B.A. program with a concentration in Sociology are required to complete twenty-four (24) Sociology credit hours with a minimum grade point average of 2.00. Courses cross-listed with Criminology may not be double counted if students choose to complete a double concentration in Sociology and Criminology. Required courses include:

  • SOCI 1210 Introductory Sociology (minimum grade of C)
  • SOCI/CRIM 2124 Social Inequality & Justice
  • Eighteen (18) additional credit hours in Sociology

Minor Program

The minor in Sociology requires twenty-four (24) credit hours in Sociology completed with a minimum grade point average of C. Required courses include:

  • SOCI 1210 Introductory Sociology (minimum grade of C)
  • SOCI 1211 Social Power Relations (minimum grade of C)
  • SOCI/CRIM 2124 Social Inequality & Justice
  • An additional eighteen (18) credit hours in SOCI at the 2000, 3000, or 4000-level.

Note: For students enrolled in the minor program in Sociology and the major program in Criminology, only 6 credit ours of cross-listed courses may be double counted to meet program requirements.