BA in Sociology

Units required for Major: 43
Total units required 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. advanced studies, such as family, immigration, education, politics, religion, sport and environment;
  3. thematic areas of crime and deviance, diversity and inequality, socialization and interaction, globalization, and social change.

Pre-Major Requirements

Required Lower Division Courses (7 Units)
SOC 1Principles of Sociology 13
SOC 2You, Sociology and the University 21
Select one of the following:3
Social Problems 1
Exploring Issues Facing Contemporary Families
Sense and Nonsense in Social Issues and Research 1
Issues in Crime and Social Control 1
Total Units7

Program Requirements

Pre-Major Requirements must be completed.

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

1. Required Upper Division Courses: (18 Units)
SOC 101Introduction to Statistics for Sociologists4
SOC 102Research Methods in Sociology4
SOC 125Social Inequalities3
SOC 150Social Psychology3
SOC 192Sociological Theory3
SOC 191Culminating Course in Sociology 21
2. Select one of the following Advanced Study:3
Immigration Studies
Political Sociology
Sport in a Global Perspective 1
Environmental Sociology
Sociology of Education
The Family
Sociology of Religion
3. Additional Upper Division Requirements: (15 Units)
Select 15 units of the following upper division Sociology courses:15
Crime and Deviance
Criminology 1
Delinquency 1
Issues in Courts and Prisons
Sociology of Deviance
Diversity and Inequality
Chicano Community 1
Ethnic and Race Relations 1
Black Studies in Sociology
Social Justice in Interdisciplinary Perspective
Sociology of Gender 1
Men, Masculinity and Society
Asian Societies 1
Middle Eastern Societies and Culture 1
Socialization and Interaction
Sociology Of Sexuality
Sociology of Film
Sociology of Popular Culture 1
Sociology of Aging
Self and Society 1
Sociology of Children and Adolescents
Sociology of Small Groups
Globalization and Social Change
Births, Deaths and Borders 1
Urban Life and Problems
Social Change and Migration in Latin America (New course in workflow)
Social Movements
Sociology of Health and Illness
Conflict, Oil and Development in the Middle East 1
Sociology of Globalization 1
Changing American Family
Work and Occupations
Labor and the American Social Structure 1
Special Topics in Sociology
Internship and Fieldwork
A 196 Series Course
Linking Statistics Education and Practice
Individual Study Projects
Total Units36

Note: SOC 195 SOC 198, or SOC 199 can be taken for 1-3 units of credit. A maximum of 3 total units in SOC 195, SOC 198, and/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.

General Education Requirements1

Area A: Basic Subjects (9 Units)
A1 - Oral Communication3
A2 - Written Communication3
A3 - Critical Thinking 23
Area B: Physical Universe and Its Life Forms (10 Units)
B1 - Physical Science3
B2 - Life Forms3
B3 - Lab (Note: Lab experience to be taken with one of the following: B1, B2 or B5)1
B4 - Math Concepts 20
B5 - Additional Course (Any B to reach 12 units) - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements.3
Area C: Arts and Humanities (12 Units)
C1 - Arts3
C2 - Humanities3
C1/C2 - Area C Course3
C1/C2 - Area C Course - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements.3
Area D: The Individual and Society (9 Units)
Area D Course3
Area D Course3
Area D Course 30
Area D Course - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements.3
Area E: Understanding Personal Development (3 Units)
Area E Course3
Total Units43

Graduation Requirements1

Graduation Requirements (required by CSU) (9 Units)
American Institutions: U.S. History3
American Institutions: U.S. Constitution & CA Government3
Writing Intensive (WI) 23
Graduation Requirements (required by Sacramento State) (12 Units)
English Composition II3
Race and Ethnicity in American Society (RE)3
Foreign Language Proficiency Requirement 36