Degrees & Requirements

The Department of Sociology offers two major tracks and a minor.

B.A. in Sociology - General

This degree is designed to offer students the most flexibility in their Sociological studies. Students may choose to incorporate service-learning, internships, and/or research into their curriculum. Students who earn this degree are prepared to enter careers in human services, public policy, market research or related fields as well as for graduate training in sociology.

B.A. in Sociology - Crime and Society

Students in the Crime and Society track complete a three-hour internship with local law enforcement or victim advocacy agency to provide them with practical experience to match their academic knowledge. This track is designed to prepare students for careers in law enforcement, victim advocacy and related fields.


  • Sociology-Core Courses

    SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology (3)
    SOCI 330 Methods of Social Research (4)
    SOCI 334 Social Theory (3)
    SOCI 450 Seminar (3)
    Total 13

  • Sociology (B.A.)

    Sociology Core (13)
    Six courses in Sociology* (Chosen in consultation with advisor) (18) 
    Total 31
    Additional Requirements
    One course from: (4)
    STAT 161 Introduction to Statistics
    STAT 162 Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences
    STAT 163 Introduction to Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

    Minor (18)

  • Sociology-Crime & Society (B.A.)

    Sociology Core (13)
    SOCI 222 Criminology (3)
    SOCI 245 Social Problems (3)
    SOCI 470 Internship (3-60)
    One course from: (3)
    SOCI 270 Race and Ethnicity 
    SOCI 300 Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality 
    One course from: (3)
    SOCI 117X Law and Society 
    POLS 103 Politics of the United States
    One course from: (3)
    POLS 217 Constitutional Interpretation
    POLS 317 Civil Rights and Liberties
    GEOG 340 Geographic Information Systems 

    PSYC 321 Abnormal Psychology (3) 
    Total 34-37
    Additional Requirement
    One course from: (4) 
    STAT 161 Introduction to Statistics
    STAT 162 Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences
    STAT 163 Introduction to Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

  • Minor in Sociology

    A student may minor in sociology by completing 101, 330, 334, and three additional courses in sociology approved by the department chair.


  • This information is effective using the most recent Academic Catalog for more detailed course descriptions you can view the Academic Catalog here.

    For Current Students, you may check your individual degree requirements using Self-Service. More information in regards to this can be found on the Registrar’s page.