BA in Sociology
The study of society mandates specific skills for interpreting information and observations. Therefore, students majoring in sociology are required to enroll in the following courses:
|SOC 111||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|SOC 311||Introduction to Sociological Theory||3|
|SOC 312||Introduction to Social Research||3|
|SOC 313||Introduction to Social Statistics||3|
|SOC 514||Sociology Capstone||3|
|Select 15 credit hours of electives||15|
|Total Credit Hours||30|
Outside of the required courses listed above, students have flexibility in selecting content specific areas of concentration such as deviant behavior, intimate relations and family life, social stratification and inequality, gender and sexuality, aging studies, social organization, urban sociology and the social determinants of health — or some combination of these specialties. Depending on a student’s interests and goals, certain courses in related departments that meet their particular needs, if approved by the sociology department's undergraduate advisor, may be counted toward a sociology major, though no more than 6 credit hours of such courses may be included. Transfer students should note that at least 9 credit hours of sociology coursework must be earned at Wichita State.
Students in the BA in Sociology program are required to complete an applied learning or research experience to graduate from this program. The requirement can be met by taking SOC 514. Successful completion of this course will serve as fulfillment of the university's applied learning/research experience requirement.