The General Sociology concentration is designed to provide students with a broad liberal arts education and a greater understanding and insight into the social systems and processes that bear upon everyday lives. Students will find the concentration helpful in enhancing their ability to grasp the complexities of the world so as to prepare them for a variety of jobs upon graduation. Opportunities for students with bachelor’s degrees in Sociology are quite varied. Some go on to work for human service agencies; others work in the fields of criminal justice and urban planning; others enter graduate programs in sociology, education, law, medicine, or social work.

Effective Spring 2015

Freshman
AUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
Select one from the following: 3
General Sociology (GT-SS3)3C 
Social Problems (GT-SS3)3C 
Arts and Humanities3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A3-4
Mathematics11B3
Social and Behavioral Sciences2 3
Sociology Electives3 3
Electives 8-9
 Total Credits 29-31
Sophomore
 
Advanced Writing23
Arts and Humanities3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A3-4
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Historical Perspectives3D3
Social and Behavioral Sciences2 6
Sociology Electives3 6
Elective 3
 Total Credits 30-31
Junior
 
Select one from the following: 3
Quantitative Sociological Analysis  
STAT 2** Statistics4
  
Select one from the following: 3
Development of Sociological Thought  
Contemporary Sociological Theory  
SOC *** Upper-Division Sociology 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences2 12
Electives 8-9
 Total Credits 29-30
Senior
 
SOC 311Methods of Sociological Inquiry4A,4B3
SOC 313Computer Methods in Sociology 1
Select one group from the following: 3-4
Group A:
  
Capstone Seminar4C 
Group B:
  
Community Dynamics and Development4C 
Group C:
  
Internship4C 
Seminar4C 
SOC *** Upper-Division Sociology 3
Electives5 19-20
 Total Credits 30
 Program Total Credits: 120
1

Select three credits of mathematics from category 1B of the All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC) except MATH 105 .

2

Select from a department list of approved courses.

3

Select courses representing the major areas of sociology, or ANTH 440.

4

Select STAT 201 or any statistics course 200-level or above.

5

Select enough elective credits to bring program total to a minimum of 120 credits, of which at least 42 must be upper-division (300- to 400-level).

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)  1A3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A3
Social and Behavioral Sciences   3
Elective   3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following: X 3
General Sociology (GT-SS3)  3C 
Social Problems (GT-SS3)  3C 
MathematicsX 1B3
Sociology Elective   3
Electives   6
CO 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   15
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A4
Historical Perspectives  3D3
Social and Behavioral Sciences   6
 Total Credits   16
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Advanced Writing  23
Global and Cultural Awareness  3E3
Sociology Electives   6
Elective   3
 Total Credits   15
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Social and Behavioral Sciences   6
Upper-Division Sociology   3
Electives   5
 Total Credits   14
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:X  3
Quantitative Sociological Analysis    
STAT 2**
    
Select one course from the following:X  3
Development of Sociological Thought    
Contemporary Sociological Theory    
Social and Behavioral Sciences   6
Elective   3
 Total Credits   15
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
SOC 313Computer Methods in SociologyX  1
SOC 311Methods of Sociological InquiryX 4A,4B3
Upper-Division Sociology   3
Electives   8
SOC 210 must be completed by the end of Semester 7.X   
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one group from the following:X  3-4
Group A:    
Capstone Seminar  4C 
Group B:    
Community Dynamics and Development  4C 
Group C:    
Internship  4C 
Seminar  4C 
ElectivesX  11-12
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   15
 Program Total Credits:   120