Sociology : Degrees & Policies

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate: BA, Minor
Graduate: MA, PhD

Advisement

Students should contact the Sociology department (716-645-2417) for information on advising.

Transfer Policy

Students may transfer sociology courses taken elsewhere; however, the department accepts no more than 15 credit hours of appropriate sociology courses toward the major requirements. Course descriptions may need to be provided to the department.

Sociology - B.A.

Acceptance Criteria

Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.0 in SOC 101 and in two other sociology courses.

Advising Notes

Minimum grade of C required in SOC 101, SOC 293, SOC 294, and SOC 349
Double majors must meet all the departmental requirements noted above.
Joint majors are possible only with other majors that offer the BA degree. Students must complete SOC 101, SOC 293, SOC 294, and SOC 349 with a minimum grade of C in each course, and four additional sociology courses.

Prerequisite Courses

SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
Two other SOC courses

Required Courses

SOC 293 Social Research Methods (may substitute PSY 250 or SSC 213 with the addition of 3 credit hours of sociology electives)
SOC 294 Basic Statistics for Social Sciences (may substitute CEP 207, ECO 480, PSC 408, PSY 207, STA 119, or SSC 225 with the addition of 3 credit hours of sociology electives)
SOC 349 Classical Sociological Theory
Eight SOC electives at any level

Summary
Total required credit hours for the major: 36

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

FIRST YEAR
Fall SOC 101
Spring One 200-level SOC elective

SECOND YEAR
Fall SOC 293 (may substitute PSY 250 or SSC 213 with the addition of 3 credit hours of sociology electives)
Spring SOC 294 (may substitute CEP 207, ECO 480, PSC 408, PSY 207, STA 119, or SSC 225 with the addition of 3 credit hours of sociology electives)

THIRD YEAR
Fall SOC 349; one 300/400-level SOC elective
Spring Two 300/400-level SOC electives

FOURTH YEAR
Fall Two 300/400-level SOC electives
Spring Two 300/400-level SOC electives

Sociology - Minor

Acceptance Criteria

Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.0 in the prerequisite courses.

Advising Notes

Four courses within the minor must be 300- or 400-level courses.

Prerequisite Courses

SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
Two other SOC courses

Required Courses

Three additional sociology courses (9 credit hours)

Summary
Total required credit hours for the minor: 18

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:02:13 EST