The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in sociology.

Faculty: Associate Professor Dunsworth, chairperson. Professors Costello and Mederer; Associate Professors Doerner and Van Wyk; Assistant Professor Brasher, Keller, and Zozula; Teaching Professor Pisa; Lecturer Bibeau; Professor Emeriti Peters and Reilly.


Students selecting this curriculum must complete a minimum of 30 credits (maximum 45) in sociology, including SOC 100, 395, 440, 460, and 495 [capstone]. SOC 460 may be substituted with another approved statistics course (STA 220, STA 308, STA 409, PSY 200 [Psychology double majors only], or PSC 310 [Political Science double majors only]). The remaining 15 credits (5 courses) of elective SOC courses need to include a minimum of 6 credits (2 courses) of upper division (300+) courses. One of these elective courses must be a designated inequality course in the sociology department (SOC 240, 242, 336, 410, 413, 428, 452). An upper-level inequality course in the sociology department can also count towards the upper-level course requirement. Note that if a non-sociology course is used to fulfill the quantitative methods requirement, students will need an additional sociology elective to reach 30 credits. No more than six credits in independent study (SOC 498, 499) and/or field experience courses (SOC 497) may be used toward the 30 credits required for the major. SOC 495 (capstone) is to be taken during the senior year. Of the minimum 30 credits needed in the major, a minimum of 18 credits need to be at the 300 level or above.

A total of 120 credits is required for graduation. At least 42 of these credits must be in courses at the 300-level of above. In order to transfer into the sociology B.A. program from University College for Academic Success, a student must have completed at least 24 credits and have earned a minimum of a 2.00 GPA.


As of May 2017, new admissions to this program have been suspended. Please see the Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice.