Students completing the B.A. or B.S. degree in sociology are well-prepared for graduate study in sociology or careers in industry, health and social services, and urban, intergroup, political, or community issues.
For the B.A. in sociology, in addition to the core course requirements, candidates are required to take at least 15 additional hours of sociology courses, with at least six hours at the 4000 level.
For the B.S. in Sociology, in addition to the core course requirements, candidates are required to take at least 21 additional hours of sociology courses, with at least 9 hours at the 4000 level.
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.
Candidates must complete at least 15 hours of departmental course work in sociology, and candidates who anticipate that their background in sociology may play a substantial role in their career plans are strongly encouraged to take some or all of the core requirements.