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2018-2019 General Catalog (Under Revision)

Sociology - BA, BS


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Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology

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Bachelor of Science Degree

Students desiring a (BS) Bachelor of Science degree must complete all requirements listed in the sample four-year plan below:

Bachelor of Arts Degree

Students desiring a (BA) Bachelor of Arts degree must complete the language proficiency requirements in one of the following ways:     * (in addition to the (BS) Bachelor of Science degree requirements)

  • Demonstration of proficiency in one foreign language by successful completion of one course at the 2020-level or higher (or its equivalent)  OR
  • Demonstration of proficiency in American Sign Language by successful completion of American Sign Language IV (COMD 4920) and Socio-Cultural Aspects of Deafness (COMD 4780), and by passing an exit interview  OR
  • Demonstration of proficiency in two foreign languages by successful completion of the 1020 course level in one language and the 2010 course level in the second language (or its equivalent)  OR
  • Completion of an upper-division (3000-level or higher) foreign language grammar or literature course requiring the 2020 course level (or its equivalent) as a prerequisite. Conversation courses cannot be considered for satisfying this requirement.
     

For nonnative English-speaking students only, the following options are available:

  • Successful completion of the Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) program for international students  OR
  • TOEFL, Michigan, or IELI placement scores high enough to meet the University admission criteria.

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES: highest Math Requirement for this degree is Quantitative Literacy  course of student's choice

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 2.75 GPA

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3     SOC 3010: Social Inequality (DSS)   3    
SOC 1010: Introductory Sociology (BSS)   3   minimum grade of C or better Quantitative Literacy (QL)   3 select a course from the list
Breadth Creative Arts (BCA)   3 select a course from the list Sociology Group 1   3  
Breadth Humanities (BHU)   3 select a course from the list Breadth Physical Science (BPS)   3 select a course from the list
Elective Course 3   Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)   3  
TOTAL CREDITS: 15   TOTAL CREDITS: 15  

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Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3      SOC 3120: Social Statistics I (QI)   3    
SOC 3110: Methods of Social Research (CI)   3     Sociology Group 3   3  
Sociology Group 2   3   Breadth Requirement 3  
Breadth American Institutions (BAI)   3   Elective Course 3  
Elective Course 3   Elective Course 6  
TOTAL CREDITS: 15   TOTAL CREDITS: 18  

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Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

SOC 4010: Contemporary Sociological Theory   3     SOC Upper Division Elective 3  
SOC Upper Division Elective 3   Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) Course   3  
Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) Course   3   Upper Division Elective Course 3  
Upper Division Elective Course 3   Elective Course 3  
Elective Course 3   Elective Course 3  
TOTAL CREDITS: 15   TOTAL CREDITS: 15  

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Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

Communications Intensive (CI) Course   3   SOC Upper Division Elective 3  
Elective Course 3   Elective Course 3  
Elective Course 3   Elective Course 3  
Elective Course 3   Elective Course 3  
Elective Course 3   Elective Course 3  
TOTAL CREDITS: 15   TOTAL CREDITS: 15  

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Departmental Graduation Requirements


Minimum GPA for Admission: 2.75, Overall; 2.75, USU
Additional Matriculation Requirement: Complete SOC 1010  and at least one other SOC-prefix class with a grade of C or better
Minimum GPA for Graduation: 2.5, major; 2.0, USU; 2.0, Overall
Minimum Grade Accepted: C in SOC 1010 ; C- in major courses

Sociology majors must meet the following course requirements:

1. Complete the general requirements of the University.


Majors are expected to take one of the following courses with a minimum grade of C- or equivalent: MATH 1030 , MATH 1050 , MATH 1060 ; STAT 1040 , STAT 1045 , and either STAT 2000  or STAT 2300  to fulfill the quantitative literacy requirement for University Studies.

2. Complete a minimum of 33 credits of sociology coursework.


At least fifty percent of the sociology coursework must be completed in the USU Sociology program. Sociology majors must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 in sociology courses and earn a grade of C or better in SOC 1010  (BSS) Introductory Sociology (effective Fall Semester 2005) and a C- or better in all other courses to be counted toward the major. Sociology courses over 10 years old do not count toward the major requirement.

3. A minor outside the program is encouraged but not required.


4. Complete the following required courses (15 credits):


5. Choose a minimum of 18 credits from the following sociology elective courses:


Of the 18 elective credits, at least 3 credits must come from three of the four specialty areas listed below.

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