Four-Year Degree Plan for Major in Sociology

Note that this is a sample four-Year plan. There are other course sequences that will allow a student to graduate within four years as long as prerequisite courses are taken in the proper sequence. This sample plan does not guarantee course availability, and adjustments to students’ plans may be necessary if they are unable to take specific courses during specific semesters. Students who are placed into lower level FYW, MAT or other prerequisite courses will need to adjust their four-year plans accordingly. Similarly, students who bring in Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment or transfer credit for courses will need to adjust their four-year plans. A minimum of a 2.0 GPA both overall and in the major is required for graduation. In addition to major requirements, all components of the Baccalaureate Experience must be completed in order to successfully graduate.

Degree Requirements

First (Freshman) Year - Fall Semester

Humanities / Fine Arts or Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Natural Science (Bacc. Exp.)

3

SOC 100Introduction to Sociology

4

FYW 101Writing and Inquiry

4

GTW 101Gateways

1

or

HON 101Pathways to Honors 1

1

Total Credit Hours:16

First (Freshman) Year - Spring Semester

SOC 100 levelElective

or

SOC 200 levelElective

4

and

MAT 160College Algebra

4

FYW 102Writing & Research

4

GTW 102Gateways II

1

or

HON 102Pathways to Honors 2

1

and

General Elective

4

Total Credit Hours:17

Second (Sophomore) Year - Fall Semester

SOC 100 levelElective

or

SOC 200 levelElective

4

and

Natural Science (Bacc. Exp.)

3

Humanities/Fine Arts or Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Humanities/Fine Arts or Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Total Credit Hours:15

Second (Sophomore) Year - Spring Semester

SOC 100 levelElective

or

SOC 200 levelElective

4

and

Humanities/Fine Arts or Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Humanities / Fine Arts or Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Humanities / Fine Arts or Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Third (Junior) Year - Fall Semester

SOC 313Social Stratification

4

SOC 410Sociological Theory

4

SOC 300 plus levelElective

4

General Elective

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Third (Junior) Year - Spring Semester

SOC 200 level plusElective

4

SOC 300 plus levelElective

4

SOC 355Social Statistics

4

General Elective

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth (Senior) Year - Fall Semester

SOC 300 plus levelElective

4

SOC 375Research Methods

4

and

SOC 450Independent Study

2-4

or

SOC 451Senior Thesis

4

General Elective

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth (Senior) Year - Spring Semester

SOC 300 plus levelElective

4

SOC 300 plus levelElective

4

General Elective

4

and

SOC 450Independent Study

2-4

or

SOC 451Senior Thesis

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Total Credit Hours: 124