Bachelor of Sciences in Sociology


For the B.S. in Sociology, candidates must complete 36 hours of sociology course credit, including the following required courses:

Core Courses (12 hours)
SOC 1010, Introduction to Sociology
SOC 3210, Sociological Theory
SOC 3220, Sociological Statistics, (or MATH 1310, Elementary Statistical Methods, or
MATH 1102, Finite Mathematics I, or MATH 1105, Basic Probability and Statistics)
SOC 3230, Research Methods

Synthesis – Choose one (3 hours)
SOC 4040, Survey Research Practicum
SOC 4365, Sociological Writing

Candidates are also required to complete 21 hours of sociology courses, including a minimum of 9 hours at the 4000 or 5000 level (no more than three hours of either SOC 4350 Special Study or SOC 4385, Internship in Sociology may be applied to the 4000 or 5000 level requirement).  No more than three hours in sociology below the 2000 level can count toward this 21-hour requirement.

Related Area Requirements:
Candidates for the B.S. in sociology also must complete five courses from at least four of the following nine areas: computer science, economics, mathematics, philosophy, political science, probability and statistics, psychology, public policy administration, and international studies. Specific course selections must be approved by a faculty advisor.

No required courses may be taken on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis. Students must maintain a minimum of 2.0 GPA in all Sociology courses.

Additional information on the Bachelor of Science in Sociology can be found in the University of Missouri - St. Louis Bulletin.