Sociology Degree Requirements

Sociology Degree Requirements

Total Credit Hours Required in Degree - 120 

General Education Curriculum Hours Required - 55

General Education Courses Required in the Major:

  • SOC 105 Introduction to Sociology*
    *Students must make a C or better in SOC 105 in order to take a higher level SOC course.

Major Curriculum Hours Required - 23

Sociology Core Required Courses

Professional Development Courses:

  • SSC 320 Research Design and Analysis I
  • SSC 330 Research Design and Analysis II

Theoretical Foundations:

  • SOC 370 Classical Sociological Theory
  • SOC 371 Contemporary Sociological Theory

Content Courses:

  • SOC 200M Global Social Problems
  • SOC 240 Marriages and Families
  • SOC 310 Social Inequity: Class, Race and Gender

*Select a minimum from the following to meet graduation requirements:*

Concentration : Criminology/Criminal Justice

Concentration I Hours Required - 12

Concentration I Courses:

  • POL 385 Constitutional Law
  • SOC 250 Deviant Behavior and Social Control
  • SOC 360 Intro to Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • SOC 380 Family Violence


Dr. Cheryl Brown
Professor of Sociology