2004-2005 UAF Catalog  


College of Liberal Arts
Department of Sociology
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B.A., B.S. Degree

Minimum Requirements for Degrees: 120 credits

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Sociology is a scientific discipline that teaches us about ourselves and the groups of which we are a part. The sociological perspective equips the graduate with critical thinking and analytical problem-solving skills necessary for a variety of careers. A person with a sociology undergraduate degree can apply sociology in any work environment, including human services, government, business, community activism and public health agencies. The sociology department also prepares individuals to pursue graduate studies in sociology or professional programs for careers in law, medicine, business, education and social policy.

Major—B.A. or B.S. Degree

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the B.A. or B.S. degree requirements.
  3. Complete the following program (major) requirements:*

    SOC 101—Introduction to Sociology 3 credits

    SOC/PSY 250—Introductory Statistics for Behavioral Sciences 3 credits

    SOC/PSY 330—Social Psychology 3 credits

    SOC 363—Social Inequality and Stratification 3 credits

    SOC 402—Theories of Sociology 3 credits

    SOC 408—Race and Ethnic Relations 3 credits

    SOC/SWK 473W—Research Methods in the Social Sciences 3 credits
  4. Complete 12 credits * from the following electives:**

    SOC 201—Social Problems 3 credits

    SOC 242—The Family: A Cross-Cultural Perspective 3 credits

    SOC 301—Rural Sociology 3 credits

    SOC 307O—Demography 3 credits

    SOC 309—Urban Sociology 3 credits

    SOC 310—Sociology of Later Life 3 credits

    SOC/WMS 320—Sociology of Gender 3 credits

    SOC/PSY 333—Human Sexuality Across Cultures 3 credits

    SOC 335—Deviance and Social Control 3 credits

    SOC/ED 345—Sociology of Education 3 credits

    SOC 350W—Childhood and Society 3 credits

    SOC/PSY 370—Drugs and Drug Dependence 3 credits

    SOC 405O—Social Movements and Social Change 3 credits

    SOC 407—Formal Organizations 3 credits

    SOC/PSY 480W—Qualitative Social Science Research 3 credits
  5. Minimum credits required 120

* Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.
** Courses from this group not used toward the major may be applied toward B.A. general degree requirements where applicable.


  1. Complete the following:

    SOC 101—Introduction to Sociology 3 credits

    SOC electives 15 credits
  2. Minimum credits required 18

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