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Sociology (BS)

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Sociology BS & Sociology Teaching BS

  • Program Prerequisite: Not required for the Sociology major. Sociology Teaching majors must meet the Teacher Education admission and licensure requirements (see Department of Teacher Education ).
  • Minor: Required
  • Grade Requirements: A minimum grade of “C” in courses counted toward the major (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable). Also refer to the general grade requirements for graduation .
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours is required for graduation, of which 40 must be upper division credit hours (courses numbered 3000 and above). A minimum of 36 Sociology credit hours are required for the major.
  • Program Code: Sociology (7020BS), Sociology Teaching (7021BS)
  • CIPC: Sociology (451101), Sociology Teaching (131317)​

Transfer students who are majoring in Sociology can transfer up to 18 hours from an acceptable Sociology program. Only 9 of the transferred hours can be lower division.

Sociology Teaching Majors are also required to take SOC 3420 , HIST 4500 , and COMM 1020  in addition to the courses required by the Teacher Education Program.


Sociology majors are assigned to a faculty advisor and are encouraged to meet with that advisor annually for course and program advisement. Call 801-626-6241 for additional information. Teaching majors are encouraged to also consult with advisors in the Jerry and Vickie Moyes College of Education (call 801-626-6269).

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Admission Requirements

Declare your program of study (see Enrollment Services and Information ). There are no special admission or application requirements for the Sociology major. Teaching majors must meet the Teacher Education admission and licensure requirements (see Department of Teacher Education ).  (Also refer to the Department Advisor Referral List.)

General Education

Refer to Degree Requirements  for Bachelor of Science requirements. The following course will fulfill General Education, Diversity and program requirements: SOC 1010 .

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Conduct research and analyze data
  • Communicate skillfully
  • Identify and explain the terms, concepts, and theories of the discipline of sociology
  • Practice critical thinking
  • Apply historical, cultural, and global perspectives to the interaction of groups and societies
  • Prepare a foundation for careers, graduate studies, and informed participation in a complex society

Major Course Requirements for BS Degree

Deviance and Criminology Track

If a student desires to focus on Deviance and Criminology within the sociology major, the student must take three courses (9 elective credit hours) from the following courses:

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