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  • This page outlines requirements for the degree in Sociology (BA Sociology). Students can also study this subject as a minor.

    Requirements for the BA in Sociology - Updated for 2020-2021

    Only specific courses satisfy the major requirements, including electives. Courses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the Departmental Faculty Advisor and your Student Success advisor. Learn more and track your progress in the Detailed Degree Requirements and Sociology Requirements Worksheets below.

    Introductory courses:

    • LSOC 2001 Sociological Imagination (3-4 credits)
    • 1 LSOC classical theory course (3-4 credits)
    • 1 LSOC contemporary theory course (3-4 credits)

    Other required courses:

    • 1 LSOC sociological methods course (3-4 credits)
    • 2 LSOC electives, 2000 to 3000 level (6-8 credits)
    • 5 LSOC electives, 3000 level or higher (15-20 credits)

    Senior Capstone:

    • Choose one of the following in consultation with your Departmental Faculty Advisor (3-4 credits):
      • Advanced- or graduate-level Sociology course
      • Independent Thesis

    Total Credits: 36-48

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