BA in Sociology
All courses taken to fulfill sociology requirements must be taken within the College of Arts & Sciences (unless transfer-of-credit courses, pending department approval; see below for Metropolitan College and College of General Studies exceptions). The major requirements comprise 10 sociology courses and a statistics course, as described below. All courses for the major must be completed with grades of C or higher. All courses taken to fulfill sociology requirements must be taken within CAS with the exception of transfer-of-credit courses, based on department approval. Metropolitan College classes are treated as transfer-of-credit courses, and no more than one will be counted toward the major. College of General Studies students who completed CGS SS 101 and CGS SS 102, each with a grade of C or higher, will receive credit for SO 100 (see “Course Credits for Students Admitted from the College of General Studies” section below).
The sociology major is as follows:
One introductory sociology course from CAS SO 100–115; also CAS SO 201, SO 203, and SO 303, all of which must be taken within CAS. Students are expected to take CAS SO 201 and CAS SO 203 in their sophomore year or the first semester after declaring the major. It is recommended that CAS SO 303 be taken in the semester following completion of CAS SO 203.
Six additional sociology courses at the 200 level or above; at least four of the six must be at the 300 level or above.
Of these six courses, at least two must be seminars. A seminar typically enrolls no more than 20 students, who participate in the instruction by presenting original research in class. Seminars must be taken in the department.
Students must take one course in statistical analysis from CAS MA 113, 115, or 213.
Course Credits for Students Admitted from the College of General Studies
Sociology majors (and minors) admitted to CAS from the College of General Studies will receive credit for completing the introductory sociology course (for having completed CGS SS 101 and SS 102, each with a grade of C or higher).
Major and Minor Credits for Core Curriculum Courses
Students who have completed the two social science courses in the Core Curriculum (with grades of C or higher) will receive credit (toward either the major or minor) for the introductory sociology course.