Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Sociology, Bachelor of Arts

The University Core Curriculum is the same across all undergraduate bachelor's programs.   Please consult the academic advisor for your designated major before selecting courses in this area.


General Education Core Curriculum42
Major Requirements36
Other Requirements21
Total Hours120

General Education Core Curriculum (Standard)1

ENGL 1301Freshman English I3
ENGL 1302Freshman English II3
MATH 1314College Algebra3
Life and Physical Sciences
BIOL 1308Survey of Life Science3
GEOL 1303Introduction To The Earth3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture
ENG 2XX 33
Creative Arts
MUSI 1306Music Appreciation3
American History
HIST 1301Soc & Pol Hist US to 18773
HIST 1302Soc & Pol Hist US Since 18773
Government/Political Science
POLS 2305American Government3
POLS 2306Texas Government3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
SOCI 2346Introduction To Anthropology3
Institutional Options
COMM 1321Business & Professional Comm3
or COMM 1315 Public Address
ENGL 2328African-American Literature3
or PSYC 2301 General Psychology
Total Hours42

Students should be advised by a major advisor prior to registering for any credit, particularly any core curriculum credit as listed.


(N) represents the number of course credits.


ENGL 2332 World Literature I, ENGL 2333 World Literature II, ENGL 2326 American Literature, or ENGL 2328 African-American Literature (TCCN: ENGL 2332, ENGL 2333, ENGL 2326, or ENGL 2326)


ENGL 2328 African-American Literature may only be used once in the curriculum

Major (Sociology)

SOCI 1301Introduction To Sociology3
SOCI 1306Contemporary Social Issues3
SOCI 2306Soc Of Human Sexuality3
or SOC 257 School Sociology
SOC 254Black Perspec In Soc3
SOC 354Sociological Statistics3
SOC 357Sociological Theory3
SOC 359Sociological Research3
SOC 450Sem Methodology3
SOC 457Seminar In Sociological Theory3
SOC 458Sem Applications Sociology3
300 or 400 Level SOC Elective 3
300 or 400 Level SOC Elective 3
Total Hours36

Other Requirements

Foreign Language6
ECON 2301Principles Of Economics I3
MATH 1324Math and Business and Econ I3
SOC 141Texas A Multi-Cultural State3
HED 233History & Principles of Health2
Elective Courses3
FS 102Freshman Seminar/ first Year Experience1
Total Hours21

Minor Requirements

Contact department of choice after being admitted as a sociology major by the department21
Total Hours21
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
ENGL 1301 Freshman English I 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 1 3
SOCI 1301 Introduction To Sociology 3
BIOL 1308 Survey of Life Science 1 3
Foreign Language 3
FS 102 Freshman Seminar/ first Year Experience 1
Second Semester
ENGL 1302 Freshman English II 3
SOCI 1306 Contemporary Social Issues 3
GEOL 1303
Introduction To The Earth 1
or Prin of Phys Sci
MATH 1324 Math and Business and Econ I 3
Foreign Language 3
Second Year
Third Semester
POLS 2305 American Government 3
HIST 1301 Soc & Pol Hist US to 1877 3
Select one of the following: 3
World Literature I
World Literature II
American Literature
African-American Literature
SOC 254 Black Perspec In Soc 3
ECON 2301 Principles Of Economics I 3
HED 233 History & Principles of Health 2
Fourth Semester
POLS 2306 Texas Government 3
HIST 1302 Soc & Pol Hist US Since 1877 3
COMM 1321
Business & Professional Comm
or Public Address
PSYC 2301
General Psychology 1
or African-American Literature
SOC 141 Texas A Multi-Cultural State 3
Creative Arts Option 3
Third Year
Fifth Semester
SOC 354 Sociological Statistics 3
SOC 357 Sociological Theory 3
Minor Requirements 3
Minor Requirements 3
SOCI 2346 Introduction To Anthropology 1 3
Sixth Semester
SOC 359 Sociological Research 3
SOC 457 Seminar In Sociological Theory 3
SOC 300 or 400 Level Elective 3
Minor Requirements 3
SOCI 2306
Soc Of Human Sexuality
or School Sociology
Fourth Year
Seventh Semester
Minor Requirements 3
Minor Requirements 3
Minor Requirements 3
SOC 450 Sem Methodology 3
Eighth Semester
Elective 3
Minor Requirements 3
SOC 458 Sem Applications Sociology 3
SOC 300 or 400 Level Elective 3
 Total Hours120

Recommended option to satisfy related component area in the General Education core.