B.A. in Sociology with a Concentration in Applied Research and Community Organizing (SO.ARCO.BA)

B.A. in Sociology with a Concentration in Applied Research and Community Organizing (SO.ARCO.BA)

Major Requirements (33 credits)
SO-101Introduction to Sociology3
(Satisfies Social Science (SS.SV) in General Education)
SO-245Theories of Society I3
or SO-403 Theories of Society II
SO-250Fundamentals of Social Science Research3
(Satisfies Technological Literacy (TL) in General Education)
SO-302Data Analysis for Social Sciences3
SO-307Practicum in Applied Social Research3
Select 3 credits from Sociology at 100+ level3
Select 9 credits from Sociology at 200+ level9
Select 3 credits from Sociology at 300+ level3
SO-491Sociology Thesis3
(Satisfies Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD) in General Education)
Concentration Requirements (15 credits)
SO/PS-107Introduction to Social Justice3
SO-207Principles of Community Organizing3
SO-375Social Movements and Social Change3
PS-105Introduction to Public Policy3
SW-205Global Human Rights and Social Justice3
Interdisciplinary Requirements (6 credits)
MA-105Mathematical Modeling in the Social Sciences3
(Satisfies Mathematics in General Education)
Select 3 credits from the following courses:3
(Some of the courses included on the following list satisfy Cultural Diversity (CD) and Global Understanding (GU). If selected, the number of free electives will increase, please consult advisor)
Tourism Around the World
Global Environmental Problems
American Cultural Diversity
Ethics, Diversity, and Social Responsibility
International Relations
Gender and Politics
Urban Politics
Environmental Policy
A Comparative Study of Women in the World
Social Psychology
Family Violence
Racism, Sexism, and Social Welfare
Free Electives (33 credits) 1
Select up to 33 credits of free electives 133
General Education Requirements (33 credits) 2
Complete 33 credits as outlined on the General Education table. 233
Total Credits120

Please consult with your advisor regarding the required number of free electives that must be completed.


The General Education curriculum requires the completion of 45 credits. However, students may be able to share credits from within their major or interdisciplinary requirements. Please consult with your advisor to determine which General Education courses must be completed.


*54 credits must be completed at the 200-level or higher.

Sequence Chart

First Year
EN-101 College Composition I3EN-102 College Composition II3
SO-101 Introduction to Sociology (Gen*Ed Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3SO-107 Introduction to Social Justice3
Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives (HS.SV)3SO-1xx 100-Level Sociology Elective3
Gen*Ed Aesthetics (AT) AR,DA,MU,TH3Gen*Ed Social Science Survey (SS.SV) (recommend PS-101, PS-103 or PY-101)3
FO-xxx Gen*Ed World Language3Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Second Year
Gen*ED Cultural Diversity (CD) or Global Understanding (GU) (Note: Please review curriculum chart for Interdisciplinary Requirements. Some courses fulfill this requirement if chosen)3SO-2xx 200-Level Sociology Elective3
PS-105 Introduction to Public Policy3SO-245 Theories of Society I or 4033
MA-105 Mathematical Modeling in the Social Sciences3SO-250 Fundamentals of Social Science Research (Gen*Ed Technological Literacy (TL)3
SO-2xx 200-Level Sociology Elective3SO-207 Principles of Community Organizing3
Interdisciplinary Requirements (see curriculum chart)3SW-205 Global Human Rights and Social Justice3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Third Year
SO-302 Data Analysis for Social Sciences3SO-307 Practicum in Applied Social Research3
SO-2xx 200-Level Sociology Elective3SO-375 Social Movements and Social Change3
Gen*Ed Natural Sciencd (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3SO-3xx 300-level Sociology Elective3
Free Electives6EN-2xx Gen*Ed Literature (LIT)3
 Free Elective3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Fourth Year
SO-491 Sociology Thesis (Gen*Ed Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD)3Free Elective (Experiential Education ExEd)3
PR-4xx Gen*Ed Interdisciplinary Perspectives (ISP)3Free Electives6
Free Elective3Free Electives6
Free Electives6 
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Total Credits 120