Bachelor of Science in Sociology

Admission Requirements

Satisfy the Application and Admission Requirements for Baccalaureate Programs.


All Sociology majors are strongly encouraged to meet with their faculty advisors each semester for the purpose of reviewing their academic progress and planning future courses. It is particularly important for students to meet with their faculty advisors when it appears that academic difficulties may arise.

Graduation Requirements

Major Requirements

Core Courses
SOC A101Introduction to Sociology3
SOC A307Demography3
SOC/PS A361Social Science Research Methods3
SOC/PSY A362Social Science Statistics4
SOC A402Social Theory3
SOC A488Capstone Seminar3
Complete an additional 18 credits of Sociology, 9 credits of which must be upper division.18

Completion of 37 credits is required for the major in Sociology. A total of 120 credits is required for the degree, of which 42 credits must be upper division. 

Honors in Sociology

Students majoring in Sociology are eligible to graduate with departmental honors if they satisfy all of the following:

  1. Meet all the requirements for a BA or BS degree in Sociology.
  2. Maintain a grade point average of 3.50 or above in all Sociology courses.
  3. Attain a score at or above the 90th percentile on the ETS Major Field Test.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology will be able to:

  • Demonstrate decision-making skills appropriate to evidence-based identification, understanding, and amelioration of social problems.
  • Demonstrate fundamental technical proficiency in social science research in preparation for graduate level training or direct employment in professional fields utilizing the methods and analytical skills of the social sciences.
  • Demonstrate ability to work collaboratively in preparation for work in organizations characterized by complexity, rapid change, and high levels of cultural diversity.