Program objectives for a B.A. in Sociology are: (a) an understanding of and competence in the major theories, statistical techniques, and methodological approaches of sociology; (b) development of theoretical, substantive, and methodological knowledge to conduct research projects or participate in applied research projects; (c) participation in an internship or discipline related experiences; (d) preparation for employment in a sociology-related field or advanced study in sociology or other graduate field.
Electives may be chosen to bring the total number of hours to 120.
The Honors Program in Sociology requires 18 hours of honors work, at least 12 hours of which must be upper-division sociology courses. To complete the Honors Program, a student must have a minimum overall final grade point average of 3.00 in Sociology, and a 3.25 grade point average in honors course work.
Those students who complete the program and the regular college requirements will be recognized at the commencement ceremony by having their degree conferred “With Honors in Sociology.” Moreover, the student’s diploma and the record at the University of Memphis will reflect this distinction. Please see the department’s Faculty Honors Advisor for more details on the program.