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B.A. in Sociology

Degree Requirements

The academic regulations for this degree program, as entered in the University of Mississippi Catalog, are in effect for the current or selected academic year and semester. The University of Mississippi reserves the right to 1) change or withdraw courses; 2) change rules for registration, instruction, and graduation; and 3) change other regulations affecting the student body at any time.

General Education

Requirement Hours Description
First Year Writing I 3 Complete Engl 101, Hon 101, Writ 100 or Writ 101 with a passing grade.
First Year Writing II 3 Complete one of the following courses with a passing grade: Engl 102, Liba 102, Writ 102 or Hon 102.
6 hrs literature survey 6 Complete 6 hours of literature survey with a passing grade. Choose from the following courses: Engl 221, Engl 222, Engl 223, Engl 224, Engl 225, or Engl 226.
6 hrs modern/ancient language 200+ 6 Successfully complete at least 6 hours at the 200 level or above in one modern or ancient language.
6 hrs history 6 Complete 6 hours in History (HIS) course work with a passing grade.
3 hrs humanities 3 Successfully complete 3 hours in one of the following areas: African-American studies; classical civilization; environmental studies (Envs 101); gender studies (G St 201, 301, 333, 350); philosophy; religion; Southern studies (S St 101, 102). In addition, gender studies courses that are cross-listed with African American studies, classical civilization, English, modern languages, philosophy, or religion courses will satisfy this requirement.
6 hrs social science 6 Successfully complete 6 semester hours in anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, or sociology.
3 hrs fine arts 3 Complete 3 hours in the area of fine or performing arts. Choose from art history, music, dance, and theatre arts. Studio and workshop courses cannot be used to satisfy this requirement. Acceptable freshman or sophommore-level courses are: AH 101, AH 102, AH 201, AH 202; Music 101, Music 102, Music 103, Music 104, Music 105; Dance 200; and Theatre 201.
3 hrs math 100+ 3 Successfully complete 3 hours of Math at the 100 level or above except for Math 245 and Math 246.
9-12 hrs science 9 Complete a full year of science course work in one subject area (6-8 hrs) and complete 3 credit hours in a subject area from another department. Courses may be chosen from the departments of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geology and Geological Engineering, or Physics and Astronomy.
2 associated science labs 2 Successfully complete at least two science laboratory courses.

Major Requirements

Requirement Hours Description
Soc 101 3 Soc 101: Introductory Sociology I
Soc 325, 413, 427 6 Soc 325: Sociology of Gender, Soc 413: Race and Ethnicity, Soc 427: Social Stratification
Soc 365 3 Soc 365: Methods of Social Research
Soc 468 3 Soc 468: Sociology Theory
Soc 498 0 Soc 498: Proficiency in Sociology
Sociology residency hrs 12 Student must earn at least 12 hours of their major courses in residence.
Soc electives 15 Soc 423: Probation and Parole, Soc 504: Statistics, Soc 335: Sociology of Poverty, Soc 336: Sociology-Poverty Lab, Soc 341: Fields of Social Work, Soc 419: Latin-American Culture, Soc 421: The Prison Community, Soc 503: Social Research Meth, Soc 505: Practicum in Research, Soc 542: Rdgs in Adv Social Wk, Soc 209: Business and Society, Soc 311: Social Problems, Soc 403: Social Psychology, Soc 443: Sociology of Religion, Soc 305: Rural Sociology, Soc 309: Industry and Community, Soc 425: Meth/Tech of Soc Rsch, Soc 433: Youth Corrections, Soc 441: Political Sociology, Soc 450: Soc-Psychic Phenomena, Soc 507: Co Theory/Thry Constr, Soc 541: Seminar On Corrections, Soc 101: Introductory Sociology I, Soc 102: Introductory Sociology II, Soc 301: The Family, Soc 303: The Sociology of Death and Dying, Soc 307: Urban Sociology, Soc 315: Leisure and Popular Culture, Soc 323: Occupations and Professions, Soc 334: Introduction to Field Work Techniques, Soc 345: Population Trends and Problems, Soc 349: Applied Demography, Soc 351: Social Change, Soc 353: Sociology of International Development, Soc 359: Sociology of Globalization, Soc 361: The Sociology of Education, Soc 365: Methods of Social Research, Soc 468: Sociology Theory, Soc 407: Methods in Ethnography, Soc 403: Empire and Revolution, Soc 310: Sociology of Disability, Soc 425: Religion, Gender, and Sexuality, Soc 603: Studies in Empire and Revolution, Soc 399: Deviance and Youth Subcultures, Soc 414: Race, Place, and Space, Soc 408: Contemp Soc Theory, Soc 411: Pop Trends & Probs, Soc 327: Genocide and Women, Soc 429: Judaism and Religious Ethnic Identities, Soc 336: Sociology of Religion, Soc 328: African American Feminist Thought, Soc 440: Sociology of Music, Soc 312: Poverty and Society, Soc 332: Sociology of Peace and Justice, Soc 355: Sociology of Human Rights, Soc 331: Sociology of Law, Soc 385: Topics in Sociology Abroad, Soc 445: Social Context of Holocaust Art, Soc 322: Economic Sociology, Soc 409: The Sociology of Knowledge, Soc 431: Criminology, Soc 501: Statistics, Soc 502: Social Research Methods, Soc 531: Lectures in Community Organization, Soc 535: Socialization and Society, Soc 545: Seminar in Population Studies, Soc 561: Seminar in Introductory Sociology, Soc 362: Sociology of Educ Lab, Soc 317: The Sociology of Literature, Soc 321: Science, Technology and Society, Soc 405: Research Practicum, Soc 401: Advanced General Sociology, Soc 325: Sociology of Gender, Soc 413: Race and Ethnicity, Soc 555: Health Care in Contemporary Society, Soc 329: Identities and Subjectivity, Soc 335: The Sociology of Food, Soc 466: Political Sociology, Soc 498: Proficiency in Sociology, Soc 324: Men and Masculinities, Soc 407: Hist of Social Theory, Soc 411: Environment, Technology and Society, Soc 451: Topics in Sociology, Soc 311: Social Problems, Soc 313: Social Movements, Soc 427: Social Stratification, Soc 333: Juvenile Delinquency, Soc 552: Individual Study Project, Soc 358: Religious Implications of the Holocaust
Overall Major GPA 0 Please contact your academic advisor for grade point requirements.
Resident Major GPA 0 Please contact your academic advisor for grade point requirements.
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