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B.A. in Sociology


Sociology is the systematic study of human social life. The B.A. in sociology provides students with the basic tools of sociological analysis including social research methods (both quantitative and qualitative) and theory. The curriculum in sociology equips students to more effectively negotiate the diverse society in which we live by addressing social inequalities such as race/ethnicity, gender, and social class.

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 120

General Education Requirements

See the 'General Education/Core Curriculum' for the College of Liberal Arts.

Course Requirements

A major in sociology for the B.A. degree requires 30 semester hours, including Soc 101, 365, 468, and 498, and two of the following three courses: Soc 325, 413, and 427.

Other Academic Requirements

Not more than 3 hours of Soc 551 may be used for the major in sociology. A sociology major may minor in anthropology and vice versa.

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