Sociology

Sociology Four-Year Academic Plan

120 credit hours are required for Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. Sociology studies human societies, the groups that compose them and the interaction that occurs in them. The sociological perspective is critical to the interpretation of key modern issues, including aging, bureaucracy, crime discrimination, family, poverty and urban change. Detailed course information can be found in the academic catalog. Students should use Academic Planning on the mySXU portal to schedule courses and track degree progress.

Suggested four year academic plan for the major (courses required in the major are in bold)

Please consult with your academic advisor prior to course selection.

Semester 1 Credit Hours
SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology 3
TRANS 100: Transitions 1
PHIL 140: The Examined Life 3
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing 3
GE MATH 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Semester 2 Credit Hours
Sociology or Anthropology Elective 3
FYS 175: First Year Seminar 3
COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
GE Biological Science with lab* 3
Semester 3 Credit Hours
Social Inequality elective 3
GE History 3
GE Fine Arts or Literature 3
GE Arts/Humanities 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Semester 4 Credit Hours
Social Inequality elective 3
GE Physical Science with lab* 3
Humanities elective 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Semester 5 Credit Hours
SOC 294: Statistics and Research Design I 3
SOC 300: Social Theory 3
Humanities elective 3
GE Diversity Studies 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Semester 6 Credit Hours
SOC 295: Statistics and Research Design II 3
Sociology or Anthropology elective (200 or 300 level) 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
GE Global Studies 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Semester 7 Credit Hours
Sociology or Anthropology elective (200/300 level) 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Semester 8 Credit Hours
SOC 366: Senior Seminar and Project 3
Anthropology Requirement 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3

 

*One of the natural science courses must have a lab component.

Sociology Minor

Students must complete 18 credit hours including the following:

Social Work Minor

Students must complete 18 credit hours including the following: