Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Sociology (BA)

Hours Required

A minimum of 120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the "Requirements for Graduation" section of this catalog.

Requirements

University Core Curriculum
Select 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the "Requirements for Graduation"42
Math Elective
MATH 1342Introductory Statistics3
Life & Physical Science Lab
Select 1 SCH compatible with a Life & Physical Science course1
Foreign Language
Select 6 SCH in course work (not credit by exam) above the university’s foreign language graduation requirement. Thus, students who meet the university’s foreign language graduation requirement by earning 6 hours of credit by exam, may take 6 SCH in the same language but at the intermediate level or above, or they may take 6 SCH of another foreign language at the introductory level. This requirement may also be met by earning 6 SCH in any subject while participating in a TAMIU-approved Study Abroad program while living for at least 4 weeks in another country. 6
Major
SOCI 1301Intro to Sociology3
SOCI 1306Cont Social Prob&Social Pol3
SOCI 3304Sociological Theory3
SOCI 3305Research Methods in Social Sci3
SOCI 4310Social Inequality3
or SOCI 4317 Race&Ethnic Relations
SOCI 4380Senior Proseminar3
Restricted Sociology Electives
Select 15 SCH from the following:15
Social Welfare&Human Service
Sociological Theory
U.S.-Mexico Border Subcultures
Latin American Cultures
Sociology of Education
Urban Sociology
Criminology
Marriages&Families
Globalization
Women in Criminal Just Syst
Sociology of Gender Roles
Medical Sociology
Special Studies in Sociology
Domestic Violence
Social Service Internship
Minor
Select a minimum of 18 SCH from one discipline at least twelve of which must be at the 3000-4000 level. See Appendix C. Instead of a minor, students may complete 18 SCH of electives, 12 SCH of which must be at the 3000-4000 level, from any discipline, except the major field, outside the College of Nursing and Health Sciences18
Electives
Select 17 SCH, at least 15 of which must be at the 3000-4000 level. Students who do not elect to have a minor curriculum may use up to 9 hours of the resulting general electives in their major curriculum17
Total Semester Credit Hours120
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BA/MA Option: See Combined BA/MA Programs in this section

Following is a suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their advisor each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment; responsible for reviewing the Program of Study Requirements; responsible for meeting all course prerequisites; and must meet foreign language and writing intensive course requirements for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate online.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
HIST 1301 The US to 1877 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
SOCI 1301 Intro to Sociology 3
UNIV 1101 Learn a Global Context I 1
Social/Behavioral Science 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
HIST 1302 The US Since 1877 3
MATH 1342 Introductory Statistics 3
SOCI 1306 Cont Social Prob&Social Pol 3
UNIV 1402 Signature Course 4
 Semester Credit Hours16
Sophomore
Fall
PSCI 2305 American National Government 3
Foreign Language/Study Abroad 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture 3
Life & Physical Science 3
Life & Physical Science Lab 1
Creative Arts 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
PSCI 2306 American State Government 3
Foreign Language/Study Abroad 3
General Elective 2
Minor/General Elective 3
Life & Physical Science 3
Life & Physical Science Lab 1
 Semester Credit Hours15
Junior
Fall
SOCI 3304 Sociological Theory 3
SOCI - Restricted SOCI Elective 3
SOCI - Restricted SOCI Elective 3
SOCI - Restricted SOCI Elective 3
Minor/General Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
SOCI 3305 Research Methods in Social Sci 3
SOCI - Restricted SOCI Elective 3
Advanced General Elective 3
Advanced General Elective 3
Adv Minor/General Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Senior
Fall
SOCI - Inequality/Race Rels 3
SOCI - Restricted SOCI Elective 3
Advanced General Elec 3
Advanced General Elec 3
Adv Minor/General Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
SOCI 4380 Senior Proseminar 3
Adv Minor/General Elective 3
Adv Minor/General Elective 3
Advanced General Elec 3
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Semester Credit Hours120
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NOTE 1: See information on the combined BA/MA in Sociology.

NOTE 2: Students who do not elect to have a minor curriculum may use up to 9 hours of their available electives in additional courses in their major curriculum.

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.

Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.