Four-Year Degree Plan for Major in Sociology with a Concentration in Applied 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

SOC 100Introduction to Sociology

4

FYW 101Writing and Inquiry

4

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

4

Natural Science (Bacc. Exp.)

3

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

MAT 160College Algebra

4

AWR 201Writing and Research

4

GTW 102Gateways II

1

or

HON 102Pathways to Honors 2

1

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

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 355Social Statistics

4

SOC 375Research Methods

4

SOC 300 plus levelElective

4

SOC 300 plus levelElective

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth (Senior) Year - Fall Semester

SOC 310Applied Sociology

4

SOC 325Clinical and Counseling Sociology

4

SOC 300 plus levelElective

4

SOC 450Independent Study

2-4

or

SOC 451Senior Thesis

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth (Senior) Year - Spring Semester

SOC 305Field Work Intern Program

2-4

SOC 300 plus levelElective

4

SOC 450Independent Study

2-4

or

SOC 451Senior Thesis

4

Total Credit Hours:12

Family gerontology elective courses

Note: Students may select from any other sociology courses offered as electives, or may choose an emphasis in family/gerontology as indicated below. Satisfactory completion of three of the following courses will constitute an emphasis.

SOC 202Marriages and Families

4

SOC 302Sociology of Aging

4

SOC 307Families in Global Perspective

4

GWA 304Public Policy Analysis

4

Total Credit Hours: 124