B.A. in Sociology

Program Information

The Department of Sociology offers a Bachelor of Arts degree that  introduces students to key processes and methods, in addition to preparing students for graduate work in sociology and related fields. Students majoring in sociology explore the ways in which individual experiences and specific events are linked to larger social processes and social structures.  Students can complete a General Program in Sociology or specialize in one of four concentrations: Family, Race and Urban Studies, Gender and Sexuality, and Gerontology. Within the specializations, however, there is a fair amount of flexibility for students to pursue topics of interest. Students wishing to be Sociology majors must first be advised by the Sociology Undergraduate advisor. For more information, visit the advisement website.

Suggested Schedule of Courses

This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the current catalog

This guide is not a substitute for academic advisement — contact your advisement office if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements.  Also see the Undergraduate Catalog for a complete list of requirements and electives to choose from. 

Students may choose to attend a summer term to reduce their load during fall or spring semesters but still stay on track to graduate in four years.

If considering this major, these classes will allow you to explore this option before making a decision:  SOCI 1101 and SOCI 1160


Year 1

Term 1

Course Hours

ENGL 1101

3

MATH 1101 or Higher

3

SOCI 1101

3

*Area D Science Sequence “A”

4

**GSU 1010

3
Total Hours 16

Term 2

Course Hours

ENGL 1102

3

SOCI 1160

3

POLS 1101

3

Area B Elective

2

Lab Science “B”

4
Total Hours 15

Notes

*This course is not included in Freshman Learning Communities.

 

**GSU 1010 is an optional course for students enrolled in a Freshman Learning Community.

Develop theoretical and applied research skills through Social Research Methods (SOCI 3020).

Tackle current challenges in a global society: Wealth, Power, and Inequality (SOCI 3201).

Get career-ready. SOCI 4980 internships provide field experience, often leading to recommendations and employment opportunities.


Year 2

Term 1

Course Hours

HIST 2110

3

Foreign language 1001

3

Area C Elective

3

Area B Elective

2

Area E Global Issues Elective

3

Area G Social Science Elective

3
Total Hours 17

Term 2

Course Hours

Area C Elective

3

MATH 1070 recommended

3

***SOCI 3201

3

Area E Social Science Elective

3

Foreign language 1002

3
Total Hours 15

Notes

***This course may include a Signature Experience component. Make sure to maximize the experience and consider adding a description to your Portfolium, CV or resume.

Develop theoretical and applied research skills through Social Research Methods (SOCI 3020).

Tackle current challenges in a global society: Wealth, Power, and Inequality (SOCI 3201).

Get career-ready. SOCI 4980 internships provide field experience, often leading to recommendations and employment opportunities.


Year 3

Term 1

Course Hours

SOCI 3010

3

Area F Elective

3

Area G Elective

3

Area H Elective

3

Area H Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

*SOCI 3020

3

Area F Elective

3

Area G Elective

3

Area H Elective

3

Area H Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Notes

*This course will fulfill the CTW requirement.

Click here for courses that fulfill Area G and H and may also include a Signature Experience component.

Develop theoretical and applied research skills through Social Research Methods (SOCI 3020).

Tackle current challenges in a global society: Wealth, Power, and Inequality (SOCI 3201).

Get career-ready. SOCI 4980 internships provide field experience, often leading to recommendations and employment opportunities.


Year 4

Term 1

Course Hours

SOCI 3030

3

Area G Elective

3

Area H Elective

3

Area H Elective

3

Area H Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

SOCI 4800, SOCI 4801, SOCI 4802 or SOCI 4803

3

Area G Elective

3

Area H Elective

3

Area H Elective

3

Area H Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Notes

Click here for courses that fulfill Area G and H and may also include a Signature Experience component.

Develop theoretical and applied research skills through Social Research Methods (SOCI 3020).

Tackle current challenges in a global society: Wealth, Power, and Inequality (SOCI 3201).

Get career-ready. SOCI 4980 internships provide field experience, often leading to recommendations and employment opportunities.