College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Contact: Karen M. Jennison, Ph.D., Sociology Chair
Location: Candelaria 2285
Students must consult with their assigned major advisor each semester prior to registering.
Assigned advisor is available through the Ursa login; ursa.unco.edu; under Student tab Academic Profile channel and is term specific. If no advisor is listed, contact the major program for advisor information.
The program consists of three parts:
- Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Credits
- Required Major Credits
- University-Wide Credits
A Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with an emphasis in social issues combines basic principles, theories and methods and applies them to an understanding of social relations, institutional arrangements, and social activitism. The curriculum includes an examination of major issues in sociology.
Graduates will be prepared for knowledgeable and productive citizenship roles as well as employment by social agencies and related institutions.
Program Admission Requirements:
Academic Good Standing
- A 2.0 GPA within the major is required.
- At least 50 percent of the courses taken to complete the major must be upper division, 300-400 level.
- All emphasis areas provide a foundation for graduate work in sociology.
- Students may select only ONE emphasis area.
- Juniors and seniors with a University GPA of 3.0 and higher may register for 500 level courses.
Degree Requirements — 120 Credits
1. Required Specified LAC — 6 credits
LAC area 5.c. — Human Behavior and Social Systems
LAC area 2 — Mathematics
Choose one of the following courses:
|STAT 150||Introduction to Statistical Analysis||
|MATH 124||College Algebra||
| ||Any LAC area 2 course other than MATH 120||
Remaining LAC — 34 credits
See “Liberal Arts Core”
2. Required Major — 41 credits
Take all of the following courses:
|SOC 351||Classical Social Theory||
|SOC 352||Contemporary Social Theory||
|SOC 361||Methods of Sociological Research I||
|SOC 362||Methods of Sociological Research II||
|SOC 363||Methods of Sociological Research I Lab||
|SOC 364||Methods of Sociological Research II Lab||
|SOC 480||Social Issues Senior Project||
SOC 480: co-requisite to one of the 400 level courses below
Select one of the following 400 level courses as a Capstone course:
Choose 24 credits based on the criteria below:
- Any course with a SOC prefix may be used to satisfy these 24 credits.
- Only 3 credits of SOC 422, or SOC 490, or SOC 491 or SOC 492 may be used to satisfy these elective credits.
- A maximum of four different variable title courses (SOC 295, SOC 302 and SOC 395) may be used for elective major credits.
- Students are encouraged to take courses within a concentration area.
- They are also encouraged to select one or more minors.
- Students may take all the 400 level courses if they wish; however, one of those courses must be taken in the same semester as SOC 480, the Social Issues Senior Project.
3. University-Wide Credits — 39 credits
Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for this degree at UNC; for this degree, that will typically be 39 credits.