Mar 25, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology, B.A.

Advisement for the major is available from the Sociology  Department

Sociology, B.A. Curriculum Guide  (Suggested 4-Year Plan of Study)

Students majoring in sociology must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Complete 11 courses required for the major with minimum grades of C in each course.

  • 2 courses above the core must be at the 300/400 level.

  • At least 5 courses must be completed at SU.

  • Demonstrate 102-level proficiency in a foreign language.

300/400-Level Courses

Although there are no prerequisites for many sociology courses, students are advised that 300/400-level courses are basically designed for juniors and seniors.


This checklist is an unofficial tool for planning. Matriculated students and advisors should consult the Academic Requirements Report in GullNet before and after registering for classes each semester to track academic progress.

University Undergraduate Major Policies

  • Refer to the program page for this major and the Courses  section of this catalog for approved prerequisites and General Education courses.
  • Requirements may not equal 120 credit hours. Students must register for additional electives to complete 120 credits required for graduation.
  • All graduates must have a minimum of 30 credits of 300/400-level courses with C grade or above; at least 15 of those credits must be taken at SU.
  • Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for graduation.
  • Students must complete at least 30 credit hours by direct classroom instruction and/or laboratory experience.
  • Students must take 30 of the last 37 credit hours at SU.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to satisfy graduation requirements. Please refer to the program page of this catalog for detailed major requirements.
  • Students must apply online for graduation by November 15 for May and by May 15 for December.

General Education Requirements

Please Note: Check Major Requirements section below for a list of General Education requirements that are fulfilled by the major.

Group I: English Composition and Literature (2 Courses)

A. C or Better in One of the Following

B. Select One Course From:

Literature course (from either ENGL or MDFL Depts.) 4 Hour(s) Credit:

  • Course:

Group II: History (2 Courses)

A. Select One Course From:

B. Select One Course From:

Group III: Humanities and Social Sciences (3 Courses)

A. Select One Course from One of the Following 7 Areas:

B. Select One Course from One of the Following 10 Areas:

C. Select One Course from Either Group IIIA or IIIB (Course must be from a different area than previously selected)

Group IV: Natural Science, Math and Computer Science (4 courses)

A. Select Courses with Laboratories from at Least Two of the Following Four Areas:

BIOL, CHEM, GEOL or Physical GEOG, PHYS 4 Hour(s) Credit:

  • Course:

  • Course:

B. Select One Course (Need Not be a Lab) from One of the Following Areas:

C. Select One Course From:

MATH 3-4 Hour(s) Credit:

  • Course:

Group V: Health Fitness (1 Course)

Major Requirements

General Education Requirements Fulfilled by Major

IIIB (Social Science)

Core Requirements (4 Courses)

* Related to topical area of student interest

Diversity Requirements (1 Course):

Course taken for this requirement may not be used as a Sociology Elective.

Sociology Electives (6 Courses)

  • SOCI 4 Hour(s) Credit
  • SOCI 4 Hour(s) Credit
  • SOCI 4 Hour(s) Credit
  • SOCI 4 Hour(s) Credit
  • SOCI 4 Hour(s) Credit
  • SOCI 4 Hour(s) Credit