B.S. Sociology

https://www.tamuct.edu/degrees/undergraduate/sociology.html

OVERVIEW

Sociology is the study of society and social institutions using a distinctive perspective, called the sociological imagination, which can transcend surface appearances to illuminate the complex social reality underneath. As part of the sociology program, students will develop their sociological imaginations in order to understand how broader social forces can constrain or enhance our lives.

Sociology students graduate with the ability to understand our complex social world, along with the individuals and organizations within. They excel in critical thinking, value cross-cultural perspectives, and have a practical understanding of today’s social issues. Sociology students explore many contemporary topics, including:

  • work and the economy
  • the intersections of society and personal identity
  • people’s experiences of marginalization and deviance
  • problems of social inequality
  • the processes of social mobilization and how societies change.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate skills and techniques in conducting social science research.
  • Define and apply sociological theory.
  • Identify social inequalities in terms of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality.
  • Demonstrate discipline-appropriate writing ability.

Bachelor of Science - Sociology Program Requirements

Refer to the General Education Core Requirements page for more information on the CORE REQ coursework. The Field of Study (FOS) courses are listed in the footnotes (if applicable). At least 120 credit hours are required for the degree.

First Year
Fall
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
CORE REQ Mathematics (020)3
CORE REQ Life and Physical Sciences (030)3
CORE REQ Creative Arts (050)3
Any Level Elective 13
Spring
CORE REQ Language, Philosophy, and Culture (040)3
CORE REQ Life and Physical Sciences (030)3
CORE REQ Social and Behavioral Sciences (080)3
Any Level Elective 13
Any Level Elective 13
Second Year
Fall
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
CORE REQ American History (060)3
CORE REQ Government/Political Science (070)3
CORE REQ Component Area Option (090)3
Any Level Elective 13
Spring
CORE REQ American History (060)3
CORE REQ Government/Political Science (070)3
CORE REQ Component Area Option (090)3
Any Level Minor Elective 23
Any Level Elective 13
Third Year
Fall
ANTH 3300Cultural Anthropology3
or ANTH 2351 Cultural Anthropology
SOSC 3300Social Science Proseminar3
SOCI 3303Race and Ethnicity3
SOCI 3315Methods of Sociological Research3
Any Level Minor Elective 23
Spring
SOCI 4305Sociological Theory3
Upper-Level Elective3
Upper-Level SOCI Elective3
Upper-Level SOCI Elective3
Upper-Level SOCI Elective3
Fourth Year
Fall
SOCI 4303Social Inequalities3
SOCI 4315Social Science Statistics3
or CRIJ 4315 Criminal Justice Statistics
SOCI 4310Sociology of the Body3
or SOCI 4311 Sociology of Sexuality
or SOCI 4312 Gender in Society
Any Level Minor Elective 23
Upper-Level Minor Elective 23
Spring
SOCI 4317Qualitative Research Methods3
Upper-Level SOCI Elective3
Upper-Level SOCI Elective3
Any Level Minor Elective 23
Upper-Level Minor Elective 23
Total Credit Hours120