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Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Crime and Delinquency Studies


Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

The Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology traditionally has been a broad-based liberal arts degree designed to provide the student with a solid foundation in sociology and course work in a variety of other liberal arts disciplines. The Bachelor of Arts degree program is designed primarily for those students who intend to pursue an advanced degree in sociology, anthropology, social work, criminal justice or law. In keeping with that tradition, students pursuing a B.A. in sociology at Emporia State University are required to complete a total of 33 semester hours in sociology, anthropology and crime and delinquency studies.  All students working toward the BA in sociology are required to complete a 21-hour "Required Core" and 12 hours of department electives (300 level or above).

Required Core for BA in Sociology

AN 210 Contemporary Cultures

(3)

Fall/Spring

SO 101 Introduction to Sociology

(3)

Fall/Spring

SO 202 Social Problems

(3)

Fall/Spring

SO 450 Research Methods (prerequisite for SO550)

(3)

Fall Only

SO 501 Sociological Theory: Classical (prerequisite for SO565)

(3)

Fall Only

SO 550 Research Methods and Statistics in Sociology

(3)

Spring Only

SO 565 Sociological Theory: Contemporary

(3)

Spring Only

Total Hours

21

 

 

In order to graduate, all sociology majors must earn a grade of at least "C" in all courses that will be applied to their major.


Combination of AN or SO courses (300 level or above) may apply           
12 hours            
                                                                                   Total 33 hours

                                                                                                

*In addition to the above requirements, students pursuing a Bachelors of Arts degree in sociology are required to complete university requirements for liberal arts majors. A student must choose a second major, a minor, or have a second program of study under the B.A. degree. Students must earn a GPA of 2.0 or better in the major. 
*A minimum of 10 semester hours of One Foreign Language must be completed toward the major.
*A minimum of 15 hours toward the major must be completed at ESU.