College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Sociology Major (BA Traditional)

Students graduating with a Sociology major develop lifelong skills in scientific thinking and understanding human thought, behavior, and interaction. The developed educational outcomes in combination with the internship experience prepares student to enter a career of choice or graduate school.

General Education Requirements

All degree seeking undergraduate students must complete the general education requirements.

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts degree consists of a major of typically 32 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 120 credits.

Prerequisites from General Education
Introduction to Probability and Statistics 1 (3)
Required
SOC 152Introduction to Sociology4
SOC 453Social Theory4
PSY 380Research Methods with Statistical Applications4
Select one of the following:4
Class and Community (4)
Social Psychology (4)
Social Organization (4)
Select one of the following:4
Marriage and Family (4)
Lifespan Developmental Psychology (4)
Minority Groups (4)
SOC 256Introduction to Criminal Justice4
or SOC 359 Social Welfare as an Institution
SOC 498Internship8
Electives
Select 12 credits of the following:12
Marriage and Family 2 (4)
People and Culture of China (4)
Introduction to Criminal Justice 2 (4)
Minnesota Criminal Codes and Statutes (2)
Juvenile Justice (4)
Lifespan Developmental Psychology 2 (4)
Themes in Adult Development and Aging with a Lifespan Perspective (4)
Sociology of Law (4)
Class and Community 2 (4)
Minority Groups 2 (4)
Social Welfare as an Institution 2 (4)
Social Psychology 2 (4)
Social Organization 2 (4)
Total Credits44
1

 Prerequisite for PSY 380

2

 May be taken as electives if not already counted towards another requirement in the major