Accelerated B.A./M.A. Program in Sociology
This program allows outstanding undergraduates to begin the coursework for the Master of Arts in Sociology during their senior year. Students are encouraged to begin planning to enter the Accelerated B.A./M.A. program early in their undergraduate career, in consultation with their advisor in the Department of Sociology.
Working with the undergraduate and graduate academic coordinators, undergraduates selected into this program begin a carefully tailored course of study which will allow them to complete their B.A. degree while they also begin the coursework toward their M.A.
To apply, students must have a minimum 3.25 grade point average, and must submit two reference letters and a copy of their transcript to the Sociology department. Each applicant will complete an interview with the graduate academic coordinator in sociology.
Students must also apply to the Graduate School for the accelerated B.A./M.A. program, which allows them to take graduate courses in sociology. To continue in the program past the B.A., students must apply for full admission into the Graduate School and into the Sociology department’s M.A. program.
Only in ABM programs, up to 12 hours of graduate course work may be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate programs. However, any graduate coursework will not apply to undergraduate GPA.
Total Hours Required for Graduation: 120
*Must satisfy University General Education Program Requirement
**Courses offered only online or both online and on-ground
Fifth Year MA Program (24 hrs)
Total Hours Require for MA thesis option: 30
This plan: 30 (SOCI 7210, SOCI 7320 and SOCI 6312 in senior year count as both grad and undergrad; SOCI 7914 does not count toward this 30)