Bachelor of Arts in Sociology


In addition to specific baccalaureate degree requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences, candidates must complete 30 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

Note: The core requirements should be completed as early as possible, preferably by the end of the junior year. Only 45 hours of sociology can be applied to the 120 hour total required for a degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

For the B.A. in sociology candidates are required to take at least 15 additional hours of sociology courses, with at least six hours at the 4000 level (no more than three hours of either SOC 4350, Special Study or SOC 4385, Internship in Sociology may be applied to this 4000 level requirement). No more than three hours in sociology below the 2000 level can count towards this 15-hour requirement. Applied training through one or more research courses may be used as part of the requirement for the major.

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 Arts in Sociology can be found in the University of Missouri - St. Louis Bulletin.