Sociology - B.A. Program Requirements
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
||DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE (1 credit)|
|US||10097||Destination Kent State: First Year Experience||1|
||MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (34 credits)* Courses count in major GPA|
|SOC||12050||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|32221||Data Analysis Laboratory**||1|
|SOC Electives (minimum 15 upper-division credit hours||21|
|III.||ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (86 credits)|
|Kent Core Additional (must be from two categories)||6|
|Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)||6-7|
|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)||3|
|College General Requirement (must be from Kent Core Basic Sciences)*****
|College General Requirement (must be from Kent Core Social Sciences)******||3|
|General Electives (minimum 24 upper-division credit hours)
Credits required depends on meeting minimum 121 credit hours and minimum 42 upper-division credit hours
* All courses taken from the list of major program requirements are used in the calculation of the major GPA.
** Students who are double majoring in Sociology and Psychology may substitute PSYC 21621 for SOC 32220 and 32221.
***A minimum C (2.0) grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.
**** Fulfills College General Requirement
*****One additional course taken from the Kent Core Basic Science courses in the following Arts and Sciences disciplines: Anthropology (ANTH), Biological Sciences (BSCI), Chemistry (CHEM), Geography (GEOG), Geology (GEOL) or Physics (PHY). Students may take the courses listed in the "introductory" sequences with the restrictions noted above in the Kent Core Basic Science section. The course may not be from the student's major.
******One additional course taken from the Kent Core Social Sciences courses in the following Arts and Sciences disciplines: Anthropology (ANTH), Applied Conflict Management (CACM), Geography (GEOG), Criminology and Justice Studies (JUS), Political Science (POL), Psychology (PSYC) or Sociology (SOC). The course may not be from the student's major.
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.