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  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Sociology, B.A.


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Program Requirements

Core Requirements: Minimum of 38 credits in the core curriculum required of all students. Students who enter as first-time freshmen must take an entering freshman and rising junior assessment to complete core requirements.

Program Admission Requirements: A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in attempted coursework at Fayetteville State University is required for acceptance into the undergraduate degree program in Sociology. This restriction does not apply to transfer students.

Other Major Requirements: The following core courses must be taken within the department: SOCI 331 , SOCI 333 , SOCI 335 , SOCI 350 , and SOCI 480 . Sociology majors must complete a Major Field Test (MFT) exam in the senior year. Grade of C or higher is required in all major courses. Additionally, a grade of C or higher is required for all courses that are needed for the minor and electives.

Graduation Requirements: All graduating seniors are required to complete the Graduating Senior Assessment after completing 90 or more semester hours (including credit by examination), but not later than the graduation semester. A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher is required to graduate from the BA program in Sociology.

University College Core Curriculum: 38 Credits


Transitional Studies - University Studies: 2 Credits


UNIV 101 -UNIV 102  required for all first time students; UNIV 110  required for transfer students with fewer than 30 transfer credits. Students do not earn credit if requirement is waived. UNIV 111  may be required based on academic performance.

Select one option from the following:

Communication Skills - Written Communication: 3 Credits


Communication Skills - Oral Communication 3


Select one from the following:

Information Literacy: 3 Credits


Reasoning Skills - Critical Thinking: 3 Credits


Not required for students with 60+ transfer credits. Students do not earn credit if requirement is waived.

Reasoning Skills - Quantitative Reasoning: 3 Credits


MATH 121  may be required based on profile scores. Some core courses require a one-hour lab.

Select one from the following:

Scientific Literacy - Natural Sciences: 7 Credits


At least one natural science class must include its associated lab. Some majors require two lab sciences, increasing requirement to 8 credits.

Select from the following:

Program Requirements: 82 Credits


Restricted Electives: 21 Credits


Select one from the following:

Select two from the following:


Unrestricted Electives in Sociology or Anthropology: 15 Credits


  • Any courses in Sociology or Anthropology

Minor Electives: 18 Credits


  • Minor or free electives.

Free Electives: 10 Credits


Total Credit Hours: 120


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