Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

General Education Requirements
The student must complete the General Education Requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences.9
Major Requirements
These 6 courses are required of all sociology majors:
SOCI 101SUnderstanding Society: An Introduction to Sociology1
SOCI 495Sociological Theories1
SOCI 496Social Research Methods1
SOCI 497Methods and Styles of Social Science Communication1
SOCI 498QTools for Quantitative Analysis 11
SOCI 499Senior Project1
Select one course from each of these 3 areas: 2
AREA 1: Social Institutions1
Sociology of Families and Intimate Relationships
Sport and Society
Work, Occupations, and Professions 3
Medicine and Health in Society
Sociology of Law
AREA 2: Social Issues and Inequality1
Contemporary Social Problems
Social Deviance
Sociology of Criminal Procedure
Social Inequality
Race, Ethnicity, & Immigration (Junior Seminar)
Gender and Society
AREA 3: Social Change1
Population, Society, and Environment
Sociology of Developing Societies
Sociology of the City
Work, Occupations, and Professions 3
SOCI 494Sociology and Anthropology Colloquium (must be taken twice)0
Other 4
Sociology majors must take 3 additional sociology elective courses3
General Electives11
Total Units32

This requirement may be satisfied by a comparable Quantitative Reasoning course, such as PSYC 321Q.If it is fulfilled through a course in another department, another sociology course must be substituted in its place. Please consult the department chairperson.


Special topics courses may fulfill an area requirement; please consult the department chairperson prior to registering for the course.


Can count as either an Area 1 or an Area 3 course.


 At least 3 of the 6 area and/or elective sociology courses must be at the 300 level.

All students in the College of Arts and Sciences must meet General Education requirements in addition to specific requirements within the major area of study.

Each student must complete at least four writing or writing enhanced (WE) courses to complete the University Writing Requirement. At least two of these courses must be from General Education. Based upon Admissions application information, students may be placed in ENGL 100ENGL 100 may be used to count toward the Writing requirement.

A single course may not be used to meet more than one of the General Education requirements, but a single course may count toward a General Education requirement and the student’s major requirements. Students should check with their advisor regarding the eligibility of transfer credits to meet General Education requirements after students have enrolled at Stetson. A key component of a liberal education is to learn about the modes of inquiry from a diverse set of disciplines, so no more than 3 courses used to meet General Education requirements may come from a single department and at least 16 of the 32 units required for graduation must come from departments outside the department of the major.

For many majors, certain courses outside the major field of study are required. These courses are called “collateral requirements.”

A student majoring in Education may count among the 32 units as many in the major as are required for completion of an approved program for teacher certification by the State of Florida.

Foundations 1
Writing Requirement
FSEM 100First Year Seminar1
Quantitative Reasoning (any Q course)1
Junior Seminar1
Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Natural World5
Select five of the following: 2
Creative Arts (any A course, or 4 - MUSC, MUSA or MUSE credit courses) 3
Culture and Belief (any B course)
Historical Inquiry (any H course)
Individuals, Societies, and Social Systems (any S course)
Modern Languages (any L course)
Physical and Natural World (any P course)
Personal and Social Responsibility
Select any 'Stetson Values (V)' course, excluding JSEM1
Total Units9

 Cultural Events/Campus Engagement

In addition to completing 32 course units, students join Stetson's intellectual and creative life outside the classroom by participating in at least 3 approved cultural events for each semester of enrollment at Stetson.  These events include lectures by distinguished visitors, musical performances, plays, and art shows.


Foundation courses may not be taken pass/fail.


1 unit each from 5 out of the 6 areas.


Course(s) must equal 1 unit.