Department of Sociology and Family Studies

Requirements for the Sociology Major

Information concerning degree requirements is presented fully in the UNA Catalog. Please see your academic advisor if you have questions regarding graduation requirements. All students should familiarize themselves with these requirements and make appointments with your academic advisor during each pre-registration period.

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COURSE CREDIT HOURS

GENERAL EDUCATION COMPONENT
(41 credit hours from Area I-IV)

Area I: Written Composition

EN 111 (3) and EN 112 (3) or
EN 120 (3) and EN 121 (3)

6
Area II: Humanities and Fine Arts

EN 211 (3) and EN 221 (3) or
EN 221 (3) and EN 222 (3) or
EN 231 (3) and EN 232 (3) or
EN 233 (3) and EN 234 (3)





6
COM 201 (3) 3
3 semester hours selected from the following:

AR 170 (3), AR 281 (3), AR 282 (3),
FR 101 (3), FR 102 (3) FR 111 (1), FR 112 (1),
FR 201 (3), FR 202 (3), GR 101 (3), GR 102 (3),
GR 111 (1), GR 112 (1), GR 201 (3), GR 202 (3),
MU 222 (3), MU 244 (3) PHL 202 (3), RE 221 (3),
RE 231 (3), SP 101 (3), SP 102 (3), SP 111 (1),
SP 112 (1), SP 201 (3), SP 202 (3), TH 210 (3)








3
Area III: Natural Sciences and Mathematics

3 semester hours selected from the following:

MA 110 (3), MA 112 (3), MA 113 (3), MA 115 (4),
MA 125 (4), MA 126 (4), MA 227 (4), MA 237 (3),
MA 238 (3)






3
8 semester hours selected from the following:

BI 101 (4), BI 102 (4), BI 111 (4), BI 112 (4),
CH 101 (3) CH 101L (1), CH 102 (3), CH 102L (1),
CH 111 (3), CH 111L (1), CH 112 (3), CH 112L (1),
ES 121 (3), ES 121L (1), ES 131 (4) ES 132 (4),
GE 111 (4), GE 112 (4), PH 101 (4), PH 121 (4),
PH 125 (4), PH 241 (4), PH 242 (4), PH 251 (5),
PH 252 (5)








8
Area IV: History, Social and Behavioral Sciences

HI 101 (3) and HI 102 (3) or
HI 201 (3) and HI 202 (3)



6
6 semester hours selected from the following:

EC 251 (3), EC 252 (3), ED 299 (3), GE 102 (3),
GE 260 (3), PS 241 (3), PY 201 (3), SO 221 (3),
SO 222 (3)



6
Area V: Additional Requirements

Marriage and the Family (SO 223) (3) and 20 hours
from among any course listed in Arts and Sciences
Area V elective courses or any UNA elective course
to bring total to 23 hours.





23
Students seeking the B.A. degree are required to
complete 6 semester hours of foreign language at
the intermediate level (e.g., 201, 202). These hours
may be applied to Area V requirements.
OTHER MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
(27-30 hours)
Introductory Sociology (SO 221) (Students must take
this course if not completed as part of the General
Education Component)

Current Social Problems (SO 222) (Students must take
this course if not completed as part of the General
Education Component)
Methods of Social Research (SO 310)
History of Social Thought (SO 423)
Modern Sociological Theory (SO 428)



3



3
3
3
3
Sociology Electives (students may fulfill elective
requirements by pursuing an area of concentration):

Choose from Sociology courses (300-400 Level)



15
MANDATORY SUPPORTING COURSES
Introduction to Computer (CS 110) or Business
Applications of Microcomputer Software (CIS 125)
or Intermediate Computer Topics (CS 120)


3
A MINOR OR DOUBLE MAJOR IS REQUIRED OF ALL SOCIOLOGY MAJORS Credit Hours Will Vary
GENERAL ELECTIVES
The remainder of the 128 hour graduation
requirements may be selected by the student. 50
hours must come from 300 or 400 level courses.

Requirements for the Sociology Minor

COURSE CREDIT

Introduction to Sociology (SO 221)

3
Current Social Problems (SO 222) 3
History of Social Thought (SO 423) 3
Sociology Electives (including nine hours of 300-400 level Sociology courses)
12
TOTAL 21

Requirements for the Family Studies Minor

COURSE CREDIT

Marriage and the Family (SO/WS 223)

3
Family Development (HES 443) 3
Parenting and Socialization (SO 301) 3
Aging and Society (SO 308) 3
Electives (Choose 1 from the Gender Component)
Gender Roles, Sociology of Sex Roles (SO 300) 3
Gender Communication (COM/WS 386) 3
Social Psychology of Intimate Relationships (SO/WS 443) or Psychology of Close Relationships (PY 450) 3
Electives (Choose 1 from the Professional Application Component)
Abusive Behaviors (NU 324) 3
Domestic Violence (CJ 330) 3
Services to Families and Children (SW 420) 3
TOTAL 18