Sociology, Bachelor of Science

Offered by Department of Sociology

General Studies
Foundational Requirements (LOPERs 1-4)12
Broad Knowledge Requirements (5-8)12
Dispositional Requirements (LOPERs 9-10)6
Wellness (LOPER 11) Optional0
BS Science-related course requirements
PSY 250Behavioral Statistics3
or STAT 235 Introduction to Statistics for Social Sciences
Major Option
Complete all required courses33
Minor or 2nd Major
Complete all required courses 224
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum30
Total Credit Hours120

Major Option

Sociology Requirements
SOC 100Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 237Sociological Inquiry3
SOC 300Sociological Theory3
SOC 370Sociological Research3
SOC 468Senior Seminar3
SOC 201Social Inequality3
or SOC 250 Anthropology
SOC 225Global Cultures and Diversity3
or SOC 275 Social Psychology
Select 12 credit hours of the following:12
SOC 300-SOC 488
Total Credit Hours33

Designated courses with the appropriate content may be approved to satisfy one of the Broad Knowledge requirements plus LOPER 9 or Broad Knowledge plus LOPER 10. Courses may be approved to satisfy LOPER 9 or LOPER 10 alone. (Courses satisfying LOPER 9 or LOPER 10 alone must be 3 credit hours.) Students applying this option will need to take additional hours in other categories to meet the required GS hours.


A minor or second major is required for a complete degree program. The number of required electives needed to reach 120 total credit hours overall will depend upon the specific program chosen.