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Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology

The minimum number of semester credit hours required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, including the Core Curriculum requirements, is 120. Thirty-nine of the total semester credit hours required for the degree must be at the upper-division level.

All candidates for this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements, which are listed below.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)
Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. The course listed below will satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements; however, if this course is taken to satisfy both requirements, then students may need to take an additional course in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree. For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see pages 3-5 of this catalog..

SOC 1013 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Degree Requirements

  1. 36 semester credit hours in the major, 24 hours of which must be at the upper-division level:

    1. 15 semester credit hours of required courses. It is strongly recommended that theory and research methods requirements be completed by the first semester of the junior year.

      1. 6 semester credit hours:

        SOC 1013  Introduction to Sociology
        and
        SOC 3343  Classical Sociological Theory
        or
        SOC 3353  Contemporary Sociological Theory

      2. 6 semester credit hours of methods courses:

        SOC 3323  Introduction to Social Research
        and
        SOC 3373  Qualitative Research Methods
        or
        SOC 3393  Quantitative Research Methods

      3. 3 semester credit hours:

        SOC 4933  Internship in Sociology (This course represents a possible way of fulfilling the COLFA Signature Experience.)

    2. 21 additional semester credit hours of Sociology electives as approved by the student’s advisor. Students are encouraged to take a broad variety of courses.

  2. 6 semester credit hours of support work in the social sciences outside the major. Social science may include AMS, ANT, BBL, CRJ, GRG, HIS, NPO, POL, PSY, and WS.

  3. 6 semester credit hours in a single language other than English

  4. 30 semester credit hours of electives. Recommended areas include foreign languages, social sciences, and statistics.

Course Sequence Guide for B.A. Degree in Sociology

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate Sociology degree requirements. This is merely a guide and students must satisfy other requirements of this catalog and meet with advisors in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts Advising Center for individualized degree plans. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology – Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
Fall Credit Hours
AIS 1203 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
HIS 1043, HIS 1053, or HIS 2053 United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era (core) 3
SOC 1013 Introduction to Sociology (core and major) 3
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (core) 3
Mathematics core   3
Spring
HIS 1043, HIS 1053, or HIS 2053 United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era (core) 3
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II (core) 3
Free elective   3
Free elective   3
Life & Physical Sciences core   3
Second Year
Fall
ECO 2003, ECO 2013, or ECO 2023 Economic Principles and Issues 3
SOC 3343 or 3353 Classical Sociological Theory 3
Free elective   3
Life & Physical Sciences core   3
Creative Arts core   3
Spring
SOC 3323 Introduction to Social Research 3
Free elective   3
Free elective   3
Language, Philosophy, & Culture core   3
Support work   3
Third Year
Fall
POL 1013 Introduction to American Politics (core) 3
SOC 3373 or 3393 Qualitative Research Methods 3
Foreign language (semester I)   3-4
SOC elective   3
Upper-division free elective   3
Spring
POL 1133 Texas Politics and Society (core) 3
Foreign language (semester II)   3-4
Support work   3
Upper-division free elective   3
Upper-division SOC elective   3
Fourth Year
Fall
SOC 4933 Internship in Sociology 3
SOC elective   3
Upper-division free elective   3
Upper-division free elective   3
Upper-division SOC elective   3
Spring
Free elective (to meet 120 hour minimum)   3-1
SOC elective   3
Upper-division free elective   3
Upper-division SOC elective   3
Upper-division SOC elective   3
  Total Credit Hours: 120.0

 

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