Nov 30, 2023  
General Catalog 2023-2024 
General Catalog 2023-2024

Sociology, B.A.

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Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements

Major Requirements (45 units)

Other Degree Requirements

In addition to the major program requirements, every student must also complete the University’s baccalaureate degree requirements such as:

  • American Government and Institutions (PLSI 2 )
  • General Education Requirements (48 units)
  • Multicultural and International (MI)
  • Upper-division Writing
  • Sufficient Elective Units to Meet Required Total Units (varies); it is recommended that units in this area be utilized to complete a second major or minor.

A full description of the University’s graduation requirements can be found in the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements 

Total Units: 120*

*General Education, MI, and Upper-division Writing courses can be double counted with major requirements. Theses courses include SOC 3  or SOC 3S  (Area A3) and SOC 1  or SOC 1S  (Area D2). See advisor for details.

Note: For sociology majors, SOC 111  and SOC 142  will not double count towards the MI Requirement and will need to take an MI course outside the Department of Sociology.

Major Advising Notes

  1. Tier One Lower-Division courses - SOC 1 /SOC 1S  and SOC 3 /SOC 3S  or SSCI 16  - must be completed with a grade of C or better before enrollment in Tier Two Upper-Division courses.
  2. Tier Two Upper Division courses - SOC 125  and SOC 130W  /SOC 130WS - must be completed with a grade of C or better completed before enrollment in Tier Three courses, generally before the second semester of the junior year.
  3. Tier Three Theory and Methods Core - SOC 152  or SOC 153 , SOC 151 , SOC 175 , and SOC 176  - must be completed with a 2.0 GPA.
  4. Upper-division electives may be taken in any sequence.
  5. CR/NC grading is not permitted in the sociology major, except for courses offered only under CR/NC grading.

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