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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology - Social Welfare Concentration (BA)

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University Requirements:

College Requirements:

College Breadth Requirements:

The College Breadth requirements are in addition to the University Breadth requirement. Up to three credits from each of the University Breadth Requirement categories may be used to simultaneously satisfy these College of Arts and Sciences Breadth Requirements. Minimum grade C- required for courses used to satisfy College Breadth.

*If the grade earned is sufficient, a course may be applied toward more than one requirement (e.g., breadth and major requirements), but the credits are counted only once toward the total credits for graduation. If all but one course in a group has been taken in one department or program, a course cross-listed with that program will not satisfy the distribution requirement.

Foreign Language:

  • Completion of the intermediate-level course (107 or 202) in an ancient or modern language with minimum grades of D-.
    • The number of credits (0-12) needed and initial placement will depend on the number of years of high school study of foreign language.
      • Students with four or more years of high school work in a single foreign language, or who have gained proficiency in a foreign language by other means, may attempt to fulfill the requirement in that language by taking an exemption examination  through the Languages, Literatures and Cultures Department.


The math requirement must be completed by the time a student has earned 60 credits. Students who transfer into the College of Arts and Sciences with 45 credits or more must complete this requirement within two semesters.

Complete one of the following four options (minimum grade D-):

Option One:

Option Two:

One of the following:

Option Three:

Successful completion of any 200-level or higher mathematics course except: MATH 201 , MATH 202 , MATH 205 , MATH 251 , MATH 252 , MATH 253 , and MATH 266 .

Option Four:

  • Successful performance on a proficiency test in mathematics administered by the Department of Mathematical Sciences (0 credits awarded).

Second Writing Requirement:

A Second Writing Requirement  approved by the College of Arts and Sciences. This course must be taken after completion of 60 credit hours, completed with a minimum grade of C-, and the section enrolled must be designated as satisfying the requirement in the academic term completed.

Major Requirements:

Minimum grade of C- required in all SOCI courses. Minimum 31 credits in SOCI; maximum 45 credits.

Restricted Electives:

  • Five courses in Sociology (15 credits).
    • No more than nine credits at the 200-level.
    • At least 6 credits must be at the 400-level or higher, but cannot be fulfilled with 400-level directed study courses (SOCI 466 ) or internship courses (SOCI 464 , SOCI 410 , SOCI 412, SOCI 426 , SOCI 441 , SOCI 441, SOCI 442, SOCI 496 ).
    • The following courses cannot be used to fulfill restricted elective requirements: SOCI 399, SOCI 410, SOCI 426, SOCI 441, SOCI 442, SOCI 464, SOCI 496.
    • The following courses are recommended:

Related Coursework:

  • Eleven credits of related coursework selected in consultation with the student’s advisor.
    • Departments offering courses fulfilling the needs of social welfare concentration students include Human Development and Family Studies, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Urban Affairs and Public Policy, Organization and Community Leadership, Education, Political Science, Economics, Black American Studies, and Women and Gender Studies.


After required courses are completed, sufficient elective credits must be taken to meet the minimum credit requirement for the degree.

Credits to Total a Minimum of 124

Last Revised 2014-2015 Academic Year

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