BA in Sociology

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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 111Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 312Introduction to Social Research3
SOC 501Sociological Statistics3
SOC 512Measurement & Analysis4
SOC 545Sociological Theory3
Select 15 credit hours of electives15
Total Credit Hours31

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.