Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Sociology B.A.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Location: Candelaria 2285

Email: sociology@unco.edu

Website: www.unco.edu/hss/sociology

Advising Information:

Students must consult with their assigned major advisor each semester prior to registering.

To find your advisor, log into ursa.unco.edu; go to 'Student' tab and click 'View Student Information' link. You may also check in "Degree Works." If no advisor is listed, contact the department for information.

The program consists of three parts:

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

Program Description:

Sociology offers broad scope and relevance for research, theory and the application of knowledge to address social problems in virtually any work environment. Sociology prepares students with marketable skills for work in both public and private job sectors including the areas of education, health, government, social advocacy and research. Gain skills to seek positive social change and innovative solutions through analysis of the structure of society, the dynamics of culture and interaction and the causes and consequences of human behavior.

Program Admission Requirements:

Academic Good Standing

Program Requirements:

Juniors and seniors with a University GPA of 3.0 and higher may register for 500 level courses.

Degree Requirements — 120 Credits

1. Liberal Arts Curriculum — 31 credits

To complete the degree in 120 credits as outlined, the program recommends the below LAC courses that also count toward the 46 required major credits.

Any additional coursework completed outside of the recommended list below may extend the length of the program of study. 

Written Communication — 6 credits

SCI 291 Scientific Writing is recommended to fulfill the Intermediate Writing Course requirement.

See Written Communication courses

Mathematics — 3 credits

Select any courses to fulfill this requirement from the currently approved LAC course list.

See Mathematics courses

Arts & Humanities, History, Social & Behavioral Sciences, U.S. Multicultural Studies, and International Studies — 15 credits

To complete the LAC in the minimum number of credits, be sure to choose at least one course with an IS designation and one course with an MS designation.

SOC 100 Principles of Sociology is recommended to fulfill part of the Arts & Humanities requirement and will fulfill both LAC and major requirements. Sociology majors are required to take SOC 100 Principles of Sociology as well as one other LAC course with the SOC prefix. These two courses can be taken in any sequence or concurrently. In completing this category overall, be sure to choose at least one course with a "Multicultural Studies" designation and at least one course with an "International Studies" designation.

See Arts & Humanities, History, and Social & Behavioral Sciences courses

Natural & Physical Sciences — 7 credits

Select any courses to fulfill this requirement from the currently approved LAC course list.

See Natural & Physical Sciences courses

See Liberal Arts Curriculum

2. Required Major — 46 credits

Take all of the following courses:

SOC 100Principles of SociologyLAB3

3

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 364Methods of Sociological Research II Lab

1

SOC 400Senior Seminar

3

Additional SOC LAC course — 3 credits

See Liberal Arts Curriculum to select one additional 3-credit course with a SOC prefix.

Required Concentration — 12 credits

Take a minimum of four courses (12 credits) from one area of concentration you choose from the lists below. Two of these courses (6 credits) must be at the 300 level or higher. Course substitutions of variable title or new or other courses can be made with advisor approval.

Social Psychology, Family, & the Life Course
SOC 120Introduction to Family StudiesLAB3

3

SOC 215Human Behavior and Environment

3

SOC 221Sociology of GenderLAB3LAMS

3

SOC 240Gender, Race, Class, and SexualityLAB3LAMS

3

SOC 275Society & Mental Health

3

SOC 278Sociology of Emotions

3

SOC 305Sociology of Disability

3

SOC 315Gender & Aging

3

SOC 324Issues in the Family

3

SOC 326Sociology of Childhood and Adolescence

3

SOC 332Social Psychology

3

SOC 340Juvenile Delinquency

3

SOC 372Bodies and Power

3

SOC 375Sociology of Health and Illness

3

SOC 377Self in Modern Society

3

SOC 414Masculinities

3

SOC 432Social Psychology and Group Dynamics

3

SOC 450Family Theories

3

SOC 471Sociology of Aging

3

Inequality & Institutions
SOC 170Social ProblemsLAB3

3

SOC 215Human Behavior and Environment

3

SOC 221Sociology of GenderLAB3LAMS

3

SOC 222Sociology of Popular Culture

3

SOC 237Sociology of Race, Racism, and PowerLAB3LAMS

3

SOC 240Gender, Race, Class, and SexualityLAB3LAMS

3

SOC 304Sociology of Sex Trafficking & Sex Work

3

SOC 305Sociology of Disability

3

SOC 323Gender in Popular Culture

3

SOC 324Issues in the Family

3

SOC 325Sociology of Work and Occupations

3

SOC 333Social Class and Inequality

3

SOC 366Sociology of Religion

3

SOC 375Sociology of Health and Illness

3

SOC 378Sociology of Education

3

SOC 388Global Immigration

3

SOC 414Masculinities

3

SOC 444Sociology of Law

3

SOC 448Issues in Social Policy

3

SOC 471Sociology of Aging

3

SOC 474Sociology of Sport

3

SOC 479The Community

3

Deviance & Social Control
SOC 170Social ProblemsLAB3

3

SOC 222Sociology of Popular Culture

3

SOC 240Gender, Race, Class, and SexualityLAB3LAMS

3

SOC 247Social Deviance

3

SOC 275Society & Mental Health

3

SOC 304Sociology of Sex Trafficking & Sex Work

3

SOC 305Sociology of Disability

3

SOC 323Gender in Popular Culture

3

SOC 325Sociology of Work and Occupations

3

SOC 340Juvenile Delinquency

3

SOC 346Criminology

3

SOC 366Sociology of Religion

3

SOC 372Bodies and Power

3

SOC 378Sociology of Education

3

SOC 388Global Immigration

3

SOC 414Masculinities

3

SOC 444Sociology of Law

3

SOC 448Issues in Social Policy

3

Electives — 9 credits

Select 9 additional credits from SOC prefix courses.

3. University-Wide Credits — 43 credits*

Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum 120 credits needed for this degree at UNC. Students are encouraged to complete another major or a minor in their course of study. 

*Note: Students who apply the recommended courses to both the liberal arts curriculum and the major requirements will have an increased number of university wide electives to apply to this degree. See your advisor for details.