Approved sociology electives (3000 level or above) (6)
General education arts course (3)
General education social sciences course (3)
Approved electives (15)
Senior Year (29 Sem. Hrs.)
Approved sociology electives (3000 level or above) (9)
Approved sociology elective (3)
Approved electives (17)
120 Total Sem. Hrs.
A grade of “C” or higher must be earned in SOCL 2001, SOCL 2201, SOCL 2211, and SOCL 3101. Sociology majors are strongly advised to schedule all College of Humanities & Social Sciences and departmental lower-level requirements in their first two years.
*If two course natural science sequence is taken in the physical sciences, the additional three hour natural science course must be from the life sciences, and vice versa.
Criminology is the study of the nature and causes of crime, patterns of crime, and the social control of criminal behavior. A concentration in criminology is available by selecting the following courses: (1) SOCL 3371, SOCL 3501, and SOCL 4471 as approved sociology electives (3000 level or above; (2) SOCL 4461 as an approved sociology elective and POLI 4020 or POLI 4021 or POLI 4022 or POLI 4023.
Rural sociology explores the issues and challenges faced by people living in sparsely populated areas and small communities. A concentration in rural sociology is available by selecting the following courses: (1) SOCL 2351 as the approved sociology elective; (2) SOCL 4351 as an approved sociology elective (3000 level or above); and (3) AGEC 2003 and either AGEC 3503 or AGEC 4603 as approved electives.