Sociology is the study of social life and the social causes
and consequences of human behavior. A major in Sociology complements many
career paths by developing students' understanding of the nature of society
and social relationships as these affect them in their personal and professional
lives. The general objectives of this major are to provide students with:
1) An understanding of the causes and consequences of social inequality,
including those or race, gender, sexuality, and social class, 2) An understanding
of the forces of social change and social stability, and 3) An array of
job skills applicable to a wide variety of labor force positions.
Following is a suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their advisor each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment; responsible for reviewing the Program of Study Requirements; responsible for meeting all course prerequisites; and must meet foreign language and writing intensive course requirements for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate online.
*See Appendix A: Core Curriculum and Optional Course Information in the University Catalog.
** See Appendix C: Approved List of Minors and Requirements in University Catalog (Instead of a minor, students may complete 18 SCH of electives, 12 SCH of which must be at the 3000-4000 level, from any discipline, except the major field, outside the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.)
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS: 120
1Math elective, select 3 SCH from
any math course above the level of College Algebra.
2Foreign Language/Study Abroad, select 6 SCH in course work (not credit by exam) above the university’s foreign language graduation requirement. Thus students who meet the university’s foreign language graduation requirement by earning 6 hours of credit by exam, may take 6 SCH in the same language but at the intermediate level or above, or they may take 6 SCH of another foreign language at the introductory level. This requirement may also be met by earning 6 SCH in any subject while participating in a TAMIU-approved Study Abroad program while living for at least 4 weeks in another country.
3Restricted Sociology electives, 3302, 3304, 3305, 3307, 3308, 3310, 3316, 3336, 4311, 4318, 4320, 4325, 4330, 4370, 4375, 4385, 4390, or 4616.
4Research Methods, select 3 SCH from SOCI 3305, CRIJ 3305 or PSCI 3301.
5Inequalty or Race Relations, select 3 SCH from SOCI 4310 or SOCI 4317.
NOTE 1: See information on the combined BA/MA in Sociology .
NOTE 2: Students who do not elect to have a minor curriculum may use up to 9 hours of their available electives in addiaitonl courses in their major curriculum.
Actual degree plans may vary depending
on availability of courses in a given semester.
Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.
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