Hours48 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

The Sociology Department requires a minimum of 24 hours of sociology major courses to be taken in residence at BYU for this degree program. These hours may also go toward BYU's 30-hour residency requirement for graduation.
requirement 1 Complete 1 course
Introductory courses (to be completed preferably in sophomore year or earlier):
Note: Students must declare a sociology major before registering for Soc 307; students must complete these four courses with a C- or better grade.
requirement 3 Complete 1 course
Diversity courses:
SOC 323 - (Not currently offered)
WS 222 - (Not currently offered)
requirement 5 Complete 1 option
Complete one of the following options in order to fulfill the GE Advanced Written and Oral Communication requirement:
option 5.2 Complete 1 course
requirement 7 Complete 18.0 hours from the following option(s)
Complete 18 credit hours of 300-level or above Sociology courses. (No double counting within the major is allowed.)
option 7.1 Complete 18.0 hours from the following course(s)
Students are strongly encouraged to participate in one or two semesters (up to 9 credit hours) of professional experience including academic internships (on-campus, domestic, or international) and research with a faculty member (Soc 497R). Students may apply up to a total of 9 professional experience credit hours toward the sociology elective requirement. Suggested courses include Bus M 494R (On-Campus Experiential Projects), IAS 397R (Topics in IAS), IAS 399R (Academic Internship: International), Poli 399R (Academic Internship), Soc 399R (Academic Internship), Soc 497R (Directed Research in Sociology).
Program Outcomes

Sociological Perspective

Graduates will demonstrate they can apply a sociological perspective (i.e., recognize the influence of social structure) to individual-level or collective phenomena.

Understanding Diversity

Graduates will understand how race, class, or gender stratify (power, inequality, etc.) individual outcomes and shape social relations in a diverse society.

Research Methodologies

Graduates will apply the appropriate qualitative or quantitative research method to address a social problem (issue, phenomena, etc.)