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College of LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES

Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Crime and Delinquency Studies


Bachelor of Science in Sociology

The Bachelor of Science degree in sociology is designed to provide a student with in-depth academic preparation in the field of sociology. The B.S. degree is designed primarily for those students who intend to pursue careers in criminal justice, social service, law enforcement, government agencies, and other related fields, or who want more extensive preparation in the discipline of sociology for advanced degree programs. Students pursuing the B.S. degree in sociology are required to complete 45 hours in Sociology. All students working toward the BS degree in sociology are required to complete a 21-hour "Required Core" in sociology and an additional 24 hours in sociology and/or anthropology courses. Students must earn a GPA of 2.0 or better in the major.

Required Core for BS 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 (l00 level or above) may apply          24 hours

                                                                                                      Total           45 hours

*No more than a total of 6 hours of AN471, SO471, SO472 and SO473 may be taken toward the major. 
*A minimum of 21 semester hours toward the major must be completed at ESU.