B.A. in Sociology (SO.BA)

B.A. in Sociology (SO.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 the 300+ level3
SO-491Sociology Thesis3
(Satisfies Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD) in General Education)
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
Tourism Around the World
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 (48 credits) 1
Select up to 48 credits of free electives 148
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))3Gen*Ed Social Science (SS.SV)3
Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives (HS.SV)3SO-xxx 100+ Level Sociology Elective3
FO-xxx Gen*Ed World Language3Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3
Gen*Ed Aesthetics (AT) AR,DA,MU,TH3Free Elective3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Second Year
Gen*Ed Cultural Diversity (CD) or Global Understanding (GU)3SO-245 Theories of Society I (OR SO-2xx Sociology Elective)3
MA-105 Mathematical Modeling in the Social Sciences (Gen*Ed Mathematics)3SO-250 Fundamentals of Social Science Research (Gen*Ed Technological Literacy (TL))3
SO-2xx+ Sociology Elective3Free Electives9
Free Electives6 
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Third Year
SO-302 Data Analysis for Social Sciences3SO-200+ Sociology Elective3
SO-403 Theories of Society II (OR SO-2xx+ Sociology Elective)3SO-307 Practicum in Applied Social Research3
Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3EN-2xx Gen*Ed Literature (LIT)3
Free Electives6Free Electives 6
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Fourth Year
SO-491 Sociology Thesis3SO-3xx+ Sociology Elective3
PR-4xx Gen*Ed Interdisciplinary Perspectives3Free Elective (Gen*Ed Experiential Education (ExEd)3
SO-2xx+ Sociology Elective3Free Electives9
Free Electives6 
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Total Credits 120