Mar 04, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology, B.S.

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120 hours (minimum)

Any student earning a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree must complete a minimum of 60 hours in natural, physical, mathematical, and computer science. Please note: courses with a SOC prefix are generally not accepted towards fulfilling this 60-hour requirement. Therefore, be sure to keep this requirement in mind as you choose your course work for the requirements in the major. See the complete description of College requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree , including a specific listing of courses applicable to the 60-hour requirement.

UK Core Requirements

See the UK Core section of this Bulletin for the complete UK Core requirements . The courses listed below are (a) recommended by the college, or (b) required courses that also fulfill UK Core areas. Students should work closely with their advisor to complete the UK Core requirements.

I. Intellectual Inquiry in Arts and Creativity

II. Intellectual Inquiry in the Humanities

III. Intellectual Inquiry in the Social Sciences

IV. Intellectual Inquiry in the Natural, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences

V. Composition and Communication I

VI. Composition and Communication II

VII. Quantitative Foundations

VIII. Statistical Inferential Reasoning

IX. Community, Culture and Citizenship in the USA

X. Global Dynamics

UK Core hours: 30

Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement hours (GCCR): 3

College Requirements

I. Foreign Language: 0-14

(placement exam recommended)

II. Disciplinary Requirements

a. Natural Science: 3

b. Social Science

(completed by Premajor and Major Requirements)

c. Humanities: 3

III. Laboratory or Field Work

(completed by Major Requirement)

IV. Electives: 6

College Requirement hours: 12-26

Premajor Requirements

Any two sociology courses at the 100 or 200 level (including CLD 102 )

Premajor hours: 6

Major Core hours: 9-10

Other Course Work Required for the Major

From the Major Department

  • Choose 18 hours of 300+ level Sociology courses, at least 6 of which must be at the 400+ level Credit(s): 18

From Outside the Major Department

  • Choose 15 hours outside Sociology at the 300+ level. Maximum of 3 hours of 200+ level courses used to satisfy College requirements can also be counted here Credit(s): 15

Other Major hours: 30


Choose electives to lead to the minimum total of 120 hours required for graduation

Subtotal: Electives: 9

Total Minimum Hours Required for Degree: 120

*Course used towards completion of a UK Core Requirement.

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