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.
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.
Internships in sociology are highly recommended and may be taken for a total of 9 credits of which 6 credits can be applied to the major.
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: