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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology, (Accelerated B.A./M.A)

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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.

University General Education Program (41 hours)

See Graduation from the University  for the University General Education Program requirements.

College and Degree (B.A.) Requirements (6-9 hours)

The College and Bachelor of Arts requirements  are in addition to the University General Education Program requirements.


Electives may be chosen to bring the total number of hours to 120.

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 9 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.

Typical 5 Year Accelerated BA/MA Sociology Sequence (Thesis) (GA)

(SOCI 7210, SOCI 7320 and SOCI 6312 in senior year count as both grad and undergrad) 


Freshman Year (31 hrs)

Second Semester Freshman

Sophomore Year (31 hrs)

Second Semester Sophomore

Junior Year (36 hrs)

First Semester Junior

Second Semester Junior

Senior Year (27 hrs)

First Semester Senior

Second Semester Senior

  • Upper Division Elective (6)
  • Lower Division Elective (3)
  • SOCI 6312
  • SOCI 7000 level


Total Hours: 120-121

Total Hours Required for Graduation: 120

*Must satisfy University General Education Program Requirement

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)

First Semester 5th Year

  • SOCI 7000 level
  • SOCI 7996
  • Grad Elective
  • SOCI 7914

Second Semester 5th Year

  • SOCI 7996
  • Grad Elective
  • Grad Elective
  • SOCI 7914

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