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

SO 101 Introduction to Sociology

(3)

Fall/Spring

SO 202 Social Problems

(3)

Spring Only

SO 303 Social Deviance

(3)

Spring Only

AN 315 Family in Cross-Cultural Perspective

(3)

Fall Only

SO 320 Social Stratification

(3)

Fall Only

SO 450 Research Methods (prerequisite for SO550)

(3)

Fall Only-Juniors

SO 550 Research Methods and Statistics in Sociology

(3)

Spring Only-Juniors

SO 565 Sociological Theory

(3)

Fall Only-Seniors

SO 580 Senior Capstone

(1)

Fall Only-Seniors

Total Hours

25

 

MUST TAKE AN 210 Contemporary Cultures as a General Education Requirement

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 (100 level or above) may apply 20 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.