Jun 14, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FYG - Sociology, BA

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 (3 Hours)

Students are required to demonstrate intermediate-level proficiency in a language other than English. Intermediate-level proficiency is demonstrated by successful completion of a 4th-semester language course in one of the following:

Note: Beginning language course I & II or beginning combination language course and intermediate language course I are prerequisites for *intermediate level II course. Placement tests are designed for placement purposes only and a score on this test alone is not sufficient to demonstrate intermediate-level proficiency.

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


Major Requirements (37 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 (15-24 Hours)

Taken to total 120 hours for the degree

Total Required (120 Hours)