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Sociology - B.A. Program Requirements

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2010-2011 Roadmap.

Type Legend:DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity and writing-intensive requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (34 credits)  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
SOC 12050 Introduction to Sociology 3
DG   32210 Researching Society 3
    32220 Data Analysis 3
    32221 Data Analysis Laboratory 1
WIC   42126 Sociological Theories* 3
    SOC Electives (minimum 15 upper-division credit hours 21
Type Course Title Credits
  Foreign Language 14-16
  Kent Core Additional (must be from two categories) 6
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 9-10
  Kent Core Composition 6-8
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each)
  Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning 3-5
  Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines) 6
  General Electives (minimum 24 upper-division credit hours) 33

*A minimum C (2.0) grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

To fulfill the diversity requirement, students must take one global diversity course that is not a SOC course.

Although students earning a BA are not required to have a minor, many sociology majors choose to obtain a minor as one way of completing the 42 upper-division credits required for the degree. Minors that work well with a sociology major include psychology, justice studies and other social sciences.