Dec 09, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Sociology Major (BA)

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Program Declaration

At time of admission to the University or by completion of an Undergraduate Program Add/Change form .

Current students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 to be accepted into the major.

Degree Requirements

If this is the student’s only or primary major, the degree requirements below must be completed for graduation. See graduation requirements  for more information.



Major Requirements

Complete at least 36 credits from at least twelve courses including two introductory course, two theory and research courses, one social statistics course, six electives, and one senior capstone course.

Pass/fail: No more than one course taken pass/fail may be applied toward the major. The senior capstone may not be taken pass/fail.
Residency: No more than 15 credits from another institution may be applied toward the major (exception: all sociology courses taken at another UMass school will be accepted). SOCIOL 201  and 202  may only be applied toward the major if transferred from four-year institutions.
Course limitations: No more than one directed study and one internship course may be applied toward the major. Sociology graduate courses (600+ level) may not be used as major elective requirements or for the senior capstone.
Course reuse: Students with a second major in criminal justice may only use SOCIOL 101  and 202  toward the second major.

Course Requirements

Introductory Courses (6 Credits)

Theory and Research Courses (6 Credits)

Social Statistics Course (3 Credits)

Take one course from the list below.

Electives (18 Credits)

Complete 18 credits of SOCIOL  courses.

At least two courses must be at the 300-level or higher. Graduate courses in Sociology may not be used as major electives.

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