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Bachelor of Arts
College of Arts and Sciences
Program of Study
All courses are available online
All WSU undergraduates must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits of which 40 credits must be at the 300 – 400 level. Students must also complete the University Common Requirements (UCORE). These can generally be satisfied with a direct transfer degree. For a list of direct-transfer agreements, visit WSU’s Transferring an Associate Degree web page.
Students must also fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences graduation requirements and the program requirements of the degree.
A student may be admitted to the Sociology major upon making their intention known to their advisor.
16 semester credits – all courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted
- SOC 101 [SSCI] – Introduction to Sociology
- SOC 310 – Development of Social Theory
- SOC 317 [M] – Research Methods in Sociology
- SOC 321 – Quantitative Techniques in Sociology I (4 cr)
- SOC 495 [CAPS] [M] – Internship Capstone
Choose five classes (15 semester credits)
- SOC 102 [SSCI] – Social Problems
- SOC 230 – Society and Technology
- SOC 245 – Sociology of Sport
- SOC 251 [DIVR] – The Sociology of Sex, Relationships, and Marriage
- SOC 300 [DIVR] [M] – Intersections of Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality
- SOC 332 [SSCI] – Sustainability and Society
- SOC 334 – Medical Sociology
- SOC 340 [DIVR] – Social Inequality
- SOC 350 – Social Psychology
- SOC 351 [DIVR] – The Family
- SOC 352 – Youth and Society
- SOC 360 – Social Deviance
- SOC 361 [DIVR] – Criminology
- SOC 362 – Juvenile Delinquency
- SOC 368 – Drugs and Society
- SOC 372 – The Sociology of Film
- SOC 384 – Sociology of Gender
- SOC 418 – Human Issues in International Development
Choose four classes (12 semester credits; 6 credits must be 300 or 400 level)
- COM 101 [SSCI] – Media and Society
- COM 464 – Gender and the Media
- COM 470 – Mass Communications Theories and Theory Construction
- COMSTRAT 312 – Principles of Public Relations
- COMSTRAT 380 – Advertising Principles and Practices
- I BUS 380 – International Business
- MGMT 301 – Principle of Management and Organization
- MKTG 360 – Marketing
- SOE 110 [BSCI] – The Environment, Human Life, and Sustainability
- SOE 312 [DIVR] – Natural Resources, Society, and the Environment
- Any AMER_ST, ANTH, ASIA, CES, CRM_J, ECONS, H_D, HISTORY, HONORS, PHIL, POL_S, PSYCH, and WGSS courses.
All students, including community college transfer students with an approved transferable AA degree from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Arizona or Hawaii, or students pursuing a second major in the College of Arts and Sciences, will be held to the following additional requirements:
- Foreign Language: Complete 2 years of high school or 1 year of college in a single foreign language
- Additional 3 semester credits of [SSCI,] [HUM], or [ARTS] for a total of 12 semester credits of UCORE
- Additional 1 lab credit of [BSCI], [PSCI] for a total of 8 semester credits and 2 labs.
Please review the online WSU Catalog for additional information about specific degree requirements.
Global Campus offers this related undergraduate certificate program that you can consider pairing with your sociology degree.