Degree Requirements

Requirements for a Major in Sociology

Thirty-four (34) semester hours of the following:

Sixteen (16) semester hours of required courses:

SOC 1305: Introduction to Sociology
SOC 3402: Social Statistics (Prerequisite SOC 1305)
SOC 4381: Methods of Social Research  (Prerequisite SOC 3402)
SOC 4391: Social Theory (Prerequisite SOC 3402)
SOC 43C9: Senior Colloquium (Prerequisite SOC 4381 and SOC 4391)

Eighteen(18) semester hours of "3000" - "4000" level sociology electives.
Only one course from SOC 3360 or SOC 4352 can apply on this requiremenet.

Note:  SOC 3402 is a prerequisite for SOC 4381 and 4391.
SOC 4381 AND 4391 are prerequisites for SOC 43C9.

Sociology Major Academic Planner for those students entering Baylor after the Spring 2014.

Sociology and Health Academic Planner for those students entering Baylor for the Fall 2019 and beyond.

The academic planner is a worksheet designed to give you a suggested sequence of required courses for the sociology major.

Requirements for a Major in Sociology with an emphasis in Health and Society

Thirty-four (34) semester hours of the following:

Sixteen (16) semester hours of required courses:

SOC 1305: Introduction to Sociology
SOC 3402: Social Statistics (Prerequisite SOC 1305)
SOC 4381: Methods of Social Research  (Prerequisite SOC 3402)
SOC 4391: Social Theory (Prerequisite SOC 3402)
SOC 43C9: Senior Colloquium (Prerequisite SOC 4381 and SOC 4391)

Twelve (12) semester hours from the following:

SOC 3372, 4353, 4393, 4310.

Six (6) semester hours from "3000" - "4000" level sociology electives. 
Note:  Only one course from SOC 3360 or SOC 4352 can apply on this requirement.

Note:  SOC 3402 is a prerequisite for SOC 4381 and 4391.
SOC4381 and 4391 are prerequisites for SOC 43C9.

Sociology and Health Academic Planner for those students entering Baylor after the Spring 2017 and before Fall 2019.

Sociology and Health Academic Planner for those students entering Baylor for the Fall 2019 and beyond.

The academic planner is a worksheet designed to give you a suggested sequence of required courses for the sociology and health major.

Requirements for a Minor in Sociology

Eighteen (18) semester hours from the following:

SOC 1305: Introduction to Sociology.

Fifteen (15) semester hours must be "3000" or "4000" level sociology courses.

Note:  Sociology 1305 or consent of the instructor is prerequisite to all "4000" level sociology courses.

Department of Sociology

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