The Sociology undergraduate degree requirements for our Bachelors of Arts degree program support our student learning outcomes below:

1. Explain the sociological perspective, broadly defined, use sociological theory to explain social problems and issues, make theoretically informed recommendations to address current social problems, and demonstrate the utility of the sociological perspective for their lives.

2. Demonstrate the ability to interpret, locate, evaluate, generate and use sociologically relevant data to test hypotheses and draw evidence-based conclusions.

3. Integrate sociological theory, research, and data in order to assess various explanations of social phenomena and to assess social policy.

Please contact the Sociology Undergraduate Office at 301-405-6389 to schedule your academic planning workshop meeting, and you may also call us to let us know if you have any questions about the Sociology undergraduate program requirements. 


The Sociology Bachelors of Arts degree requirements consist of 35 credits of Sociology coursework. This coursework includes:

Sociology Major Requirements

Foundation Courses

(7 ) total Foundation courses are required

(1) course in either Statistics: MATH107/STAT100 or Calculus: MATH120/MATH140 (3 credits)

(1) SOCY100 Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)

(1) SOCY201 Introduction to Sociological Statistics (4 credits) *

(1) SOCY202 Introduction to Sociological Research Methods (4 credits) *

(1) SOCY203 Sociological Theory (3 credits)

(1) SOCY230 Introduction to Social Psychology (3 credits) (Micro) 

(1) course in either: SOCY200 Human Societies (4 credits) -or- SOCY241 Inequality in American Society (3 credits) -or- SOCY441 Stratification and Inequality (3 credits) (Macro) 

Substantive Courses (4 courses required) 

(4) Total Substantive course are required and (2) of the Substantive courses must be 400-level SOCY Research courses

(1) 300-400 level SOCY course 

(1) 400-level SOCY course 

(1) 400-level SOCY Research course*

(1) 400-level SOCY Research course*

Approved SOCY Research courses: SOCY401; 404; 411; 412; 413; 418; 420; 431; 447; 448; 450; 467; 470, 480; 490; 491; 498C; and 498Y

(11) courses and (35) credits are required to complete the Sociology undergraduate major.

All students must earn at least 120 total credits in order to graduate.

 
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