May 30, 2023  
2021-2023 - Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2023 - Undergraduate Catalog

Sociology, B.A.

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Foreign Language Requirement:

All students completing a Bachelor of Arts degree are required to attain proficiency in a foreign language. Proficiency may be satisfied by completing a language class at the 103 (intermediate) level or three years of any one foreign language in high school. Students may also meet this requirement through AP or CLEP testing.

(36 crs.)


Students must earn a C or better in each required core course. Students who receive a D or F in these classes may repeat them in accordance with university policy.

Required Internship

Internships are required for all sociology majors. You must have 60 earned credits before beginning an internship.

To make the process easier for all students, we have three internship categories: criminology; disabilities; and inequality/social justice. Each internship category has three internship placements. Thus, students will select from one of nine available internships.  Students with special interests may arrange to intern at a different site with permission from the Department Internship Coordinator.

Sociology Electives - 15 crs.

  • Select any 5 Sociology courses.  This may include one additional 3-credit internship in sociology, which is highly recommended.

Free Electives

Free electives are to be taken in appropriate fields with advisement. They may be utilized to pursue various special interest areas in sociology (see below) or to develop the equivalent of a minor or a second concentration. Language or research tools may be alternative recommendations.

Sociology courses may be grouped into special interest areas to give students more depth in a particular subfield of sociology. Courses taken as part of the general education and allied fields requirements may also reinforce particular interest groupings within sociology. Possible special interest areas and examples of supporting courses follow:

General Education

General Education Requirements


General Education Requirements Specific for this major

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