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Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science
The Sociology major fulfills the Cultural and Behavioral Analysis (A) area in the REAL Curriculum. Students choose from additional majors and/or minors to fulfill the R, E, and L areas to complete the REAL Curriculum requirements.
REAL Foundational Requirements
Foundational Writing (3 Credits)
Foundational Math (3 credits)
- MATH 100 - Quantitative Reasoning (GE)
- MATH 121 - Math Content for Teachers I (GE)
- MATH 125 - Precalculus I (GE)
REAL Cornerstone Requirements
Writing Intensive (WI) Courses (6 credits)
Writing Intensive courses are denoted below with a (WI). Two writing intensive courses are required to graduate, with at least one at the 300- or 400-level. The Sociology major includes 3-6 credits of writing intensive courses.
Sociology Major Required Courses. 21
SOCY 110 Introduction to Sociology. 3
SOCY 250 Social Inequality. 3
SOCY 360 Sociological Theory. 3
SOCY 365 Society and the Individual. 3
SOCY 380 Introduction to Social Research Methods. 3
SOCY 480 Survey Research Methods. 3
SOCY 497 Senior Seminar in Sociology. 3
Sociology Major Electives. 15
Courses selected must include four additional 300- or 400-level courses not listed above. One elective must be satisfied by an approved internship or other designated applied sociology course selected in consultation with your advisor.
B.S./B.A. Requirements. 6-12
Total Credits Needed for Degree. 120
B.A. Requirements: The Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of the B.A. language requirements described in the RU catalog.
B.S. Requirements: Sociology majors pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree must complete six to eight semester hours chosen from the following:
Any class (if not used to meet a Core Curriculum requirement) in ANSC, APST, BIOL, CHEM, COMS, ECON, GEOL, GEOS (courses designated T only), INST, MATH, PHYS, SOWK, STAT, WMST, or 300-400 level course in: ENGL, HIST, PHIL, POSC, PSYC, RELN.
To graduate with a major in Sociology, a student must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher in all courses taken with a SOCY prefix. Majors must complete all required courses in the major curricula listed above with a grade of "C-" or better. All majors in the department must successfully complete either STAT 130: Understanding Statistics in Society, or STAT 200: Introduction to Statistics. Either course is a prerequisite for SOCY 380. Either course may be used to partially fulfill the B.S. Requirements.
Open Credit Hours (73-75 credits)
These credits can be used to fulfill additional courses, majors, minors, and/or REAL Curriculum requirements.
Sociology Minor. 18
The Sociology minor fulfills the Cultural and Behavioral Analysis (A) area in the REAL Curriculum. To graduate with a minor in Sociology, a student must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher in all courses taken with a SOCY prefix. The Sociology minor consists of a minimum of 18 semester hours in sociology, including SOCY 110; SOCY 210 or SOCY 250; and SOCY 365. The remaining hours must include two sociology courses at the 300- or 400-level.