Bachelor of Science, Major in Sociology

The Bachelor of Science in Sociology requires a minimum of 120 hours of coursework, including the SHSU Core Requirements (42 hours), Degree Specific Requirements (11 hours – 8 hours of Natural Sciences and 3 hours of Math), Sociology Core and Electives (37 hours), a minor (18 hours), and 15 additional hours of general and/or advanced electives. The coursework should be distributed as follows:

Bachelor of Science, Major in Sociology
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics) 13
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
Degree Specific Requirements
Natural Sciences8
MATH3
Major Core
SOCI 1301Principles Of Sociology3
SOCI 2399Writing in Sociology3
SOCI 3443Social Statistics4
SOCI 4340Rsch Methods In Sociology3
SOCI 4344Sociological Theory3
SOCI 4399Senior Seminar In Sociology3
Major Electives
6 hours in each of three areas of specialization. 218
Minor (Required)18
General/Advanced Electives12
Total Hours120

Notes

ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302, MATH 1332 or MATH 1314, and one lab science course must be completed before enrolling in any advanced course.

If SOCI 1301 or SOCI1306 are used to partially satisfy Component Area V, elective hours must be increased to reach 120 hours.

If SOCI 2319 is used to partially satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture), elective hours must be increased to reach 120 hours.

A minimum of 42 advanced hours is required.

In order to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology students must maintain a 2.5 GPA overall in their Sociology courses.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area II3Component Area III4
ENGL 130113Component Area V3
HIST 130123ENGL 130213
POLS 230533HIST 130223
SOCI 13013POLS 230633
 15 16
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area III4Minor3
Change, Economy, and Society specialization43Minor3
Culture and Social Institutions specialization53Natural Science 4
MATH courses3SOCI 23993
Minor3SOCI 33413
 16 16
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area IX1Component Area IX3
Culture and Social Institutions specialization53Advanced Elective3
Minor3Inequality and Society specialization63
Natural Science4Minor3
SOCI 43403SOCI 34434
 14 16
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Advanced Elective3Advanced Elective3
Advanced Elective3Advanced Elective 3
Advanced Elective3Inequality and Society specialization63
Minor3SOCI 43993
SOCI 43443 
 15 12
Total Hours: 120

Notes

ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302, MATH 1332 or MATH 1314, and one lab science course must be completed before enrolling in any advanced course.

If SOCI 1301 or SOCI 1306 are used to partially satisfy Component Area V, elective hours must be increased to reach 120 hours.

If SOCI 2319 is used to partially satisfy Component Area IV, elective hours must be increased to reach 120 hours.

A minimum of 42 advanced hours is required.

In order to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology students must maintain a 2.5 GPA overall in their Sociology courses.