Dec 01, 2020  
2020-2021 General Catalog 
  
2020-2021 General Catalog

Sociology, B.A.


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  Degree Requirements Units  
  General education (48, 3-7 in major) 41-45  
  Major Requirements 43  
  Electives 30-34  
  Total units needed for graduation 120  

Major Requirements


In order to petition to declare the major, students must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 and have completed a sociology course with a minimum grade of C-. Students must complete SOCI 201 with minimum grade of C- before taking SOCI 300. Students must complete SOCI 201, SOCI 300, SOCI 375, and MATH 165/SOCI 301 (each with a minimum grade of C-), and 12 additional sociology units applicable toward the major requirements before taking SOCI 498. This is a minimum of 31 of the 43 units required for the major. Also, to be eligible to take SOCI 498, students must have filed to graduate in the semester in which they wish to take the course. Students must earn a minimum grade of C- or better in each of the six required core courses. See a faculty advisor in the department for details on these minimum grade requirements.

Units


Total core units: 21-24 SOCI Electives to reach minimum 43 units: 19-22 Total units in the Major: 43

Statistics Requirement


The statistics course requirement provides an opportunity for students to strengthen their quantitative data analysis abilities and to enhance related job skills. Majors must take one of the following courses or another course designated by a sociology advisor as meeting the statistics requirement.

Sociological Experience Requirement


The sociological experience requirement provides students with curricular opportunities to develop awareness of social issues, use sociological perspectives and methods to address social problems, engage with the community outside of the university, develop experiences that provide job skills, and enhance their knowledge about careers. Majors must take one of the following courses or another course designated as meeting the sociological experience requirement.

Lower and Upper Division Units


Majors may apply up to 8 units of lower division coursework towards the requirements. Of these 8 units, no more than 4 units may be non-SSU transfer credit. Any lower division units used to meet the major’s statistics requirement will not be included in either of these limits.

Sample Four-Year Program


Bachelor of Arts in Sociology


The following is a sample study plan only. The sequence and specific courses given are suggestive; please see an advisor each semester to plan your personal program.

Freshman Year: 30 Units


Fall Semester (15 Units)

  • GE Area A1 Oral Communication Units: 3
  • GE Area A2 Written Communication Units: 3
  • GE Area B1 Physical Science Units: 3
  • GE Area C1 Arts (3) Electives Units: 3
Spring Semester (15 Units)

  • Unit(s): 3
  • GE Area A3 Critical Thinking Credits / Units: 3
  • GE Area B2 Life Science with Lab Credits / Units: 3
  • GE Area C2 Humanities Credits / Units: 3
  • GE Area D Social Science Credits / Units: 3

Sophomore Year: 30 Units


Fall Semester (15 Units)

  • GE B4 Math/Quant Reasoning Units: 3
  • GE C Arts/Humanities Units: 3
  • GE D American Institutions Units: 3
  • GE E Integrated Person Units: 3
  • Electives Units: 3
Spring Semester (15 Units)

  • GE D American Institutions Units: 3
  • Critical Race Studies Units: 3
  • Electives Units: 3

Junior Year: 30 Units


Fall Semester (15 Units)

Spring Semester (15 Units)

Senior Year: 30 Units


Fall Semester (15 Units)

  • Unit(s): 4
  • SOCI Experience Credits / Units: 4
  • GE Upper Division B Scientific Inquiry/Quantitative Reasoning Credits / Units: 3
  • GE Upper Division D Social Sciences Credits / Units: 3
  • Elective Credits / Units: 1
Spring Semester (15 Units)

  • Unit(s): 4
  • SOCI Elective Credits / Units: 4
  • GE Upper Division Arts/Humanities Credits / Units: 3
  • Elective Credits / Units: 4

Total Units: 120


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