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2010-2011 General Catalog 
2010-2011 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG Please see current catalog]

Sociology, BA

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Bachelor of Arts Degree Language Requirement

Bachelor of Arts Degree

A Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree signifies proficiency in one or more foreign languages. Specifically, the BA requirement may be completed in one of the following ways:

  1. Demonstration of proficiency in one foreign language by successful completion of one course at the 2020-level or higher (or its equivalent).
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. 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:

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

Departmental Graduation Requirements

Minimum GPA for Admission: 2.5, Overall; 2.5, USU
Additional Matriculation Requirement: Complete SOC 1010  with 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 STAT 1040  (QL) Introduction to Statistics to fulfill the quantitative literacy requirement for University Studies.

2. Complete a minimum of 36 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.

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

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

At least 3 credits must come from each of the three specialty areas listed below.


1 Prerequisites: Six credits of departmental courses

2 Prerequisites: Six credits of departmental courses; and grade of C- or better in STAT 1040  or equivalent.

3 Prerequisites: SOC 1010 , SOC 3010 , SOC 3110 , SOC 3120 , SOC 4010 , or permission of instructor.

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