Sociology, BS

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Sociology Major Requirements

Courses in the major require a grade of C or higher.

Required Sociology
SOCL 1101Introduction to Sociology4
SOCL 2300Social Theory4
SOCL 2320Statistical Analysis in Sociology4
SOCL 2321Research Methods in Sociology4
Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 1101Peoples and Cultures4
ANTH 2305Global Markets and Local Culture4
Senior Seminar
SOCL 4600Senior Seminar4

Required Sociology Electives

Introductory-Level Electives
Complete two courses from the following range:8
SOCL 1100 to SOCL 1999
Intermediate-Level Electives
Complete three courses from the following range:12
SOCL 2000 to SOCL 3999
Elective in Social Change
Complete one of the following:4
Gender in a Changing Society
The Twenty-First-Century Workplace
Social Movements
Class, Power, and Social Change
Elective in Social Inequality
Complete one of the following:4
Sociology of Poverty
Social Stratification
Law and Social Justice
Race and Ethnic Relations
Advanced-Level Electives
Complete two courses from the following range:8
SOCL 4000 to SOCL 4999
Social Science Electives
Complete six social science courses from the following subject areas: AFRS, AFAM, ANTH, CRIM, ECON, HUSV, HIST, INTL, LING, LPSC, POLS, or PSYC.24
The following course may also be used as a social science elective:
Topics in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Sociology Experiential Learning Requirement

Complete one of the following courses or a study abroad or a co-op:4
Social Conflict and Community Service
Applied Sociology: Practice and Theory
Junior/Senior Honors Project 2
Experiential Education Directed Study
Doing Sociology in the City Abroad

Sociology Major Credit Requirement

Complete 68 semester hours in the major.

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required

Five Years, Three Co-ops in Summer 2/Fall

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
SOCL 10001SOCL 1200-level elective4Vacation0Vacation0
SOCL 11014SOCL 1200-level elective4  
ENGW 11114Elective4  
MATH 12154Elective4  
ANTH 11014   
 17 16 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
SOCL 23004SOCL 1200-level elective4Vacation0Co-op0
SOCL 23204SOCL 23214  
Elective4SOCL intermediate-level elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
 EESH 20001  
 16 17 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0ENGW 33154Social science elective4Co-op0
 SOCL intermediate-level elective4Social science elective4 
 SOCL intermediate-level elective4  
 Social science elective4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0SOCL intermediate-level elective4Social science elective4Co-op0
 Social science elective4Elective4 
 SOCL intermediate-level elective4  
 SOCL advanced-level elective4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-op0SOCL advanced-level elective4  
 Elective4  
 Social science elective4  
 SOCL 46004  
 0 16  
Total Hours: 130

Five Years, Three Co-ops in Spring/Summer 1

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
SOCL 10001SOCL 1200-level elective4Vacation0Vacation0
SOCL 11014SOCL 1200-level elective4  
ENGW 11114Elective4  
MATH 12154Elective4  
ANTH 11014   
 17 16 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
SOCL 23004Co-op0Co-op0SOCL 1200-level elective4
SOCL 23204  SOCL intermediate-level elective4
Social science elective4   
Elective4   
EESH 20001   
 17 0 0 8
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ENGW 33154Co-op0Co-op0SOCL intermediate-level elective4
SOCL 23214  Elective4
SOCL intermediate-level elective4   
Social science elective4   
 16 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
SOCL intermediate-level elective4Co-op0Co-op0Vacation0
Social science elective4   
Elective4   
SOCL intermediate-level elective4   
 16 0 0 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Elective4SOCL 46004  
SOCL advanced-level elective4Social science elective4  
Social science elective4Elective4  
Social science elective4SOCL advanced-level elective4  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 130