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Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

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Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

The sociology major is intended to introduce students to the intellectual and methodological perspectives and practices in the discipline. The program is designed to prepare students for immediate entry into the workplace or to pursue further study in a master’s or PhD program.

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Degree Requirements (120 cr.)
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All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted.

Students receiving the Bachelor of Arts degree must complete 120 total credit hours including:

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours at the 300– or 400–level
  • The Required Minor (15-18 cr.) taken in any campus school or interdisciplinary program. Courses required for the minor must be completed with a grade of C- or higher.
  • All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise noted.

Major Requirements (21 cr.)

Note | Students majoring in Sociology who take SOC-S 351 Social Statistics, SOC-R 498 Sociology Capstone Seminar, and/or 400–level seminar or Internship courses while enrolled at IU South Bend, must take these courses with the IU South Bend Sociology and Anthropology Department. Courses offered online by other IU campuses will not meet these requirements.

  • SOC-S 161 Principles of Sociology
  • SOC-S 204 Sociological Imagination
  • SOC-S 340 Social Theory
  • SOC-S 351 Social Statistics
  • SOC-S 370 Research Methods in Sociology

Select two of the following:

  • SOC-S 410 Advanced Topics in Social Organization
  • SOC-S 422 Constructing Sexuality
  • SOC-S 460 Topics in Non-Western Cultures
  • SOC-S 494 Field Experience in Sociology

Elective Requirements (12 cr.)
  • 12 credits in Sociology (no more than three credits at the 100– or 200–level)

Academic Bulletins

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2023-2024 Campus Bulletin
2022-2023 Campus Bulletin
2021-2022 Campus Bulletin
2020-2021 Campus Bulletin
2019-2020 Campus Bulletin
2018-2019 Campus Bulletin
2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

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