BA in Sociology

Units required for Major: 43

Minimum total units for BA: 120

Program Description

The sociology major and minor have few specific requirements, allowing the student flexibility in selecting courses in the various subject areas covered in the program. The areas covered are:

  1. social theory and methods of inquiry;
  2. social institutions, such as the family, education, politics, work, and religion;
  3. thematic areas of crime and deviance, diversity and inequality, socialization and interaction, globalization, and social change.

Pre-Major Requirements

Required Lower Division Courses (6 Units)
SOC 1Principles of Sociology3
Select one of the following:3
Social Problems
Exploring Issues Facing Contemporary Families
Sense and Nonsense in Social Issues and Research
Issues in Crime and Social Control
Total Units6

Program Requirements

Pre-Major Requirements must be completed.

Required Upper Division Courses: 6 units in progress from Group 2 or 3 that will count toward the Program Requirements.

1. Required Upper Division Courses: (17 Units)
SOC 101Introduction to Statistics for Sociologists4
SOC 102Research Methods in Sociology4
SOC 125Social Inequalities3
SOC 150Social Psychology3
SOC 192Sociological Theory3
2. Select one of the following Advanced Study: (3 Units)3
Immigration Studies
Political Sociology
Sport in a Global Perspective
Environmental Sociology
Sociology of Education
The Family
Sociology of Religion
3. Additional Upper Division Requirements: (17 Units)
Select 17 units of the following upper division Sociology courses:17
Crime and Deviance
Issues in Courts and Prisons
Sociology of Deviance
Diversity and Inequality
Chicano Community
Ethnic and Race Relations
Black Studies in Sociology
Social Justice in Interdisciplinary Perspective
Sociology of Gender
Men, Masculinity and Society
Asian Societies
Middle Eastern Societies and Culture
Socialization and Interaction
Sociology Of Sexuality
Sociology of Film
Sociology of Popular Culture
Sociology of Aging
Self and Society
Sociology of Children and Adolescents
Sociology of Small Groups
Globalization and Social Change
Births, Deaths and Borders
Urban Life and Problems
Social Movements
Sociology of Health and Illness
Conflict, Oil and Development in the Middle East
Sociology of Globalization
Changing American Family
Work and Occupations
Labor and the American Social Structure
Special Topics in Sociology
Internship and Fieldwork
A 196 Series Course
Individual Study Projects
Total Units37

Note: SOC 195 or SOC 199 can be taken for 1-3 units of credit. A maximum of 3 units in SOC 195 or SOC 199 may be counted toward the major. Students may take up to 3 units of upper division courses outside the department in consultation with their undergraduate advisor.