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  Dec 15, 2017
 
2017-2018 General Catalog

Sociology, B.S.


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Major Requirements for Sociology


Sociology
www.soc.utah.edu
Social and Behavioral Science Building 326
801-581-6153

Minimum Degree Hours: 122
Minimum Major Hours: 49

Graduation Requirements

  • A minimum of 37 hours (or 35 hours if using a Statistics course other than SOC 3112 ) in SOC courses are required.
  • 18 semester hours in SOC courses must be completed at the U of U.
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all SOC courses.
  • All major courses must be completed with a C- or better.

Honors in Sociology

Students seeking an HBA or HBS in Sociology must complete:

Note on Statistics:


Any Statistics course from the College of Social and Behavioral Science can be substituted for SOC 3112  . However, an additional Sociology elective course must be added (for a total of 24 elective credit hours) in order to keep your Sociology hours at a minimum of 35. Please talk to the Sociology Undergraduate Advisor if you are planning on using a Statistics course from a department other than Sociology

Program Area Courses


Complete 1 course in 3 of the 4 Program areas.

Courses marked with an asterisk (*) are listed in more than one area but can only count once toward the total 9 credit hours required in Program Area courses.

Electives


Complete a minimum of 12 credit hours in elective SOC classes.

A maximum of 6 credit hours in optional individual study (SOC 4892 , SOC 4891 , SOC 3950 , SOC 3951 , SOC 4890 ) can be counted as elective courses.

Allied Hours


In addition to the Sociology credits, a minimum of 12 credit hours is required from related areas of study, of which at least 9 must be upper division (3000 and above). All courses from Anthropology, City and Metropolitan Planning, Economics, Educational Psychology, Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Family and Consumer Studies, Geography, Gerontology, Political Science, Psychology, and Social Work are acceptable. Courses in Ethnic Studies and Gender Studies cross-listed with the departments noted above are also acceptable. Other courses may be accepted with prior Department approval only.

Sample 4-yr Degree Plan


Note: This is just a sample. Log into My Degree Dashboard (in CIS) and meet with your academic advisor to fit a program of study with your academic record.

First Year


Fall Semester


Total Hours: 15

Spring Semester


  • General Education - (AI) 3 Credit(s)
  • General Education - (FF) 3 Credit(s)
  • General Education - (HF) 3 Credit(s)
  • General Education - (SF or AS) 3 Credit(s)
  • SOC - Allied Course 3 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 15

Second Year


Fall Semester


Total Hours: 15

Spring Semester


  • SOC 3111 - Research Methods 3 Credit(s)
  • SOC - Program Area Course 3 Credit(s)
  • SOC - Upper-Division Allied Course 3 Credit(s)
  • General Education - (FF) 3 Credit(s)
  • General Elective Hours 4 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 16

Third Year


Fall Semester


  • SOC 3112 - Social Statistics 4 Credit(s)  - Fulfills QI Requirement
  • SOC - Program Area Course - 3 Credit(s)
  • SOC - Upper-Division Allied Course 3 Credit(s)
  • General Elective Hours 6 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 16

Spring Semester


  • Bachelor Degree - (QI) 3 Credit(s)
  • Bachelor Degree - (DV) 3 Credit(s)
  • SOC - Major Elective 3 Credit(s)
  • SOC - Upper-Division Allied Course 3 Credit(s)
  • General Elective Horus 3 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 15

Fourth Year


Fall Semester


  • SOC - Program Area Course 3 Credit(s)
  • SOC - Major Elective 3 Credit(s)
  • Bachelor Degree - (IR) 3 Credit(s)
  • General Elective Hours 6 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 15

Spring Semester


  • SOC - Major Elective 3 Credit(s)
  • SOC - Upper-Division Allied Course 3 Credit(s)
  • General Elective Hours 6 Credit(s)
  • Upper-Division General Elective Hours 3 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 15

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