Undergraduate 2017-2018

Sociology B.A.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact: Kyle Anne Nelson, Ph.D., M.P.H., Sociology Chair

Location: Candelaria 2285B

Telephone: 970.351.2592

Fax: 970.351.1527

Website: www.unco.edu/sociology

Advising Information:

Students must consult with their assigned major advisor each semester prior to registering. The assigned advisor can be found in the URSA login; ursa.unco.edu; under the Student Tab, Academic Profile, and is term specific. If no advisor is listed, please contact the major program for advisor information.

The program consists of three parts:

  1. Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Credits
  2. Required Major Credits
  3. University-Wide Credits

Program Description:

A Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology includes an examination of basic theories and methods in sociology and the application of sociological knowledge to a specific concentration. In the senior seminar, students examine a specific topic developed by the faculty member teaching the course. Students will apply research methods training and theoretical analysis to a research project culminating in a poster and oral presentation, as well as a written paper.  

Graduates will be prepared for employment in a variety of contexts, such as conducting program analysis, social research, and related areas. 

Program Admission Requirements:

Academic Good Standing

Program Requirements

  • A 2.0 GPA within the major is required.
  • Juniors and seniors with a University GPA of 3.0 and higher may register for 500 level courses.

Degree Requirements — 120 Credits

Degree Requirements

1. Required Specified LAC — 3 credits

LAC area 1 — Communication

NOTE: SCI 291 recommended.

LAC area 2 — Mathematics

NOTE: STAT 150 recommended.

LAC area 5.c. — Human Behavior and Social Systems

SOC 100Principles of Sociology

3

Remaining LAC — 37 credits

See “Liberal Arts Core”.

2. Required Major — 41 credits

Take all of the following courses:

SOC 231Introduction to Sociological Practice

3

SOC 351Classical Social Theory

3

SOC 352Contemporary Social Theory

3

SOC 361Methods of Sociological Research I

3

SOC 362Methods of Sociological Research II

3

SOC 363Methods of Sociological Research I Lab

1

SOC 364Methods of Sociological Research II Lab

1

SOC 400Senior Seminar

3

Required Concentration – 12 credits

Take a minimum of four courses in the area of concentration you choose from the list below:

Family:

SOC 120Introduction to Family Studies

3

SOC 221Sociology of Gender

3

SOC 315Gender & Aging

3

SOC 324Issues in the Family

3

SOC 326Sociology of Childhood and Adolescence

3

SOC 340Juvenile Delinquency

3

SOC 414Masculinities

3

SOC 423Violence and the Family

3

SOC 448Issues in Social Policy

3

SOC 120 and SOC 221: LAC area 5.c.

Inequality & Institutions

SOC 170Social Problems

3

SOC 237Sociology of Minorities

3

SOC 305Sociology of Disability

3

SOC 325Sociology of Work and Occupations (3)

3

SOC 333Social Class and Inequality

3

SOC 366Sociology of Religion

3

SOC 375Sociology of Health and Illness (3)

3

SOC 378Sociology of Education

3

SOC 414Masculinities

3

SOC 430Organizational Analysis

3

SOC 448Issues in Social Policy

3

SOC 471Sociology of Aging

3

SOC 474Sociology of Sport

3

SOC 479The Community

3

SOC 170 and SOC 237: LAC area 5.c.

Deviance, Crime & Delinquency

SOC 247Social Deviance

3

SOC 275Sociology of Mental Illness

3

SOC 340Juvenile Delinquency

3

SOC 346Criminology

3

SOC 347Sociology of Corrections

3

SOC 423Violence and the Family

3

SOC 444Sociology of Law

3

Social Psychology & Life Course

SOC 275Sociology of Mental Illness

3

SOC 278Sociology of Emotions

3

SOC 305Sociology of Disability

3

SOC 315Gender & Aging

3

SOC 326Sociology of Childhood and Adolescence

3

SOC 332Social Psychology

3

SOC 340Juvenile Delinquency

3

SOC 375Sociology of Health and Illness (3)

3

SOC 377Self in Modern Society

3

SOC 432Social Psychology of Group Dynamics

3

SOC 471Sociology of Aging

3

Other variable title courses (SOC 295, SOC 302, and SOC 395) may also be used to fulfill any concentration with the your advisor's approval.

Electives – 9 credits

Select 9 hours from SOC prefix courses.

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.