May 31, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology, BA

Program Code: 290A
CIP Code: 45.1101

General Education Requirements (44 Hours)

Some general education requirements may be double-counted in the major with departmental approval. Please see your advisor for information.

Language Requirements (6-12 Hours)

Completion of 6 semester hours at the *intermediate level or higher

Note: Beginning language course I & II or beginning combination language course are prerequisites for *intermediate level courses.

Language courses 1050 or 1060 may be used in General Education Liberal Studies Experience.

Major Requirements (36 Hours)

2.0 major GPA is required for graduation. Major GPA calculation will include all courses taken in the major discipline, plus any other courses under Major Requirements. Minimum of 18 semester hours of courses taken to fulfill major requirements must be courses offered by Appalachian.


Each course marked with an asterisk must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” (2.0).

Sociology Electives (18 Hours)

At least 12 hours of sociology electives must be at the 3000 level or above and approved by advisor.


If a student elects to do an Internship (SOC 4900 ), SOC 4390  (Applied Sociology Seminar - 3 semester hours credit) must be taken before the Internship.

All courses are 3 semester hours credit unless otherwise specified.

Minor Required (12-21 Hours)

  • Minimum of 9 semester hours of courses taken to fulfill minor requirements must be courses offered by Appalachian.

Electives (13-22 Hours)

Taken to total 120 hours for the degree

Total Required (120 Hours)