Sociology (BS) (16SOCBS)

Critical Path Courses – Identify using the code (CP) which courses are considered critical path courses which represent specific major requirements that are predictive of student success in a given program/plan. Place the (CP) next to the credit hours for the course.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ENG 101 Academic Writing & Research H 4 ST 311 Introduction to Statistics A 3
GEP Interdisc Perspective Req.G 2 History C,5  3
SOC 202 Principles of Sociology 1 3 Basic Science w/Lab 1,B 4
Basic Science w/Lab 1,B 4 Cultural Anthropology Elective J 3
Calculus A,2 3 HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course E 1
16 14

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Literature 6 3 SOC 300 4
Physical/Technical Anthropology Elective 13 3 Arts and Letters10 3
SOC Elective (2**)14 3 Math Elective 3 3
Basic Science w/Lab 1 4 Social Science D,8 3
Social Science D,8 3 Advanced Science/Technology Requirement 4 3
16 16

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
SOC Elective (3**)15 3 SOC Elective (3**)15 3
Philosophy C,9 3 Advanced Science/Technology Requirement 4 3
GEP – Additional Breadth (MS/NS/E) F 3 Societal Challenges Elective 17 3
Advanced Science/Technology Requirement 4 3 GEP Interdisc Perspective Req.G 3
Writing & Communication 7 3 HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course E 1
15 13

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Societal Challenges Elective 17 3 Sociological Data Internship or Analysis 19 3
SOC Elective (4**)16 3 Applied Sociology Elective 18 3
Sociological Theory Elective 20 3 Advanced Science/Technology Requirement 4 3
Advanced Science/Technology Requirement 4 3 Science Elective w/Lab 1 4
Social Science D,8 3 Free Electives 11 2
15 15

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*K, 21,22 : 120
Major/Program Footnotes:

  1. Basic Science: Twelve (12) hours from Natural Science Group 201 Basic Sciences. (Three basic laboratory science courses from the GEP list of Natural Science courses. One course each from three of the following areas: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, and Physics.) Four (4) hours from Group 202 Science Electives (One additional laboratory science course from the GEP list of Natural Science courses). 16 credits.
  2. Calculus: Choose one course from the College approved list. 3-4 credits.
  3. Math Elective: One additional math or statistics courses chosen from College approved list. 3 credits.
  4. Advanced Science/Technology Requirement:  A 15-hour concentration in ONE area of science, technology, or mathematics is required. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in this group of courses. Approval of the selected courses will be indicated by the signature of the student, the student’s advisor, the department’s B.S. program coordinator (if different from the advisor),and the H&SS Associate/Assistant Dean.
  5. History: Choose from the College-approved list, one 3-credit 200-level survey course covering a culture significantly different from our own i.e., ancient or non-Western, or one 3-credit 200-level survey covering our own or a similar culture i.e., United States or other Western culture.
  6. Literature:Choose from the College-approved list, one 3-credit 200-level survey course covering literature outside the U.S. and prior to the 20th century; or a foreign language in English translation, or the original foreign language.
  7. Writing and Communication: One course in advanced writing, speech , or a 200-level foreign language course. 3 credits.
  8. Social Science: Nine (9) credit hours, selected from College-approved list, required from three different disciplines, six (6) hours must be on GEP-Social Sciences list.
  9. Philosophy: Any PHI course on the approved GEP-Humanities list. 3 credits.
  10. Arts and Letters: One 3-credit hour is required from the College approved Arts & Letters course list. 3 credits.
  11. Free Electives:  Maximum 12 hours of free electives may be taken for credit only.
  12. Cultural Anthropology Elective: Choose one course from the department approved list. 3 credits.
  13. Physical/Technical Anthropology Elective: Choose one course from department approved list. 3 credits.
  14. SOC 2** Elective: Choose one course from department approved list. 3 credits.
  15. SOC 3** Elective: Choose two courses from department approved list. 6 credits.
  16. SOC 4** Elective: Choose one course from department approved list. 3 credits.
  17. Societal Challenges Elective:  Choose two courses from department approved list. 6 credits.
  18. Applied Sociology Elective: Choose one course from department approved list. 3 credits.
  19. Sociology Data Internship or Analysis: An internship related in some way to data collecting, analyzing, or some other aspect of sociological data or an advanced data analysis course. Choose one course from department approved list. 3 credits.
  20. Sociological Theory Elective: Choose one course from department approved list. 3 credits.
  21. Residency Requirement: A minimum of 18 hours at NC State in departmental requirements.
  22. Grade Point Average Requirement:  A minimum GPA of 2.0 overall and in the major is required for graduation.

  *General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes: To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at http://www.ncsu.edu/uap/academic-standards/gep/courselists/index.html.
A. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours – one course with MA or ST prefix) Choose from the University approved GEP Mathematical Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:  Minimum requirements are satisfied by College Calculus and ST 311 requirements.
B. Natural Sciences (7 credit hours – include one laboratory course or course with a lab) Choose from the University approved GEP Natural Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:  Minimum requirements are satisfied by College Basic Science requirements
C. Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes) Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:  Minimum requirements are satisfied by College History and Philosophy requirements.
D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes) Choose from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:  Minimum requirements are satisfied by College Social Sciences requirement.
E. Physical Education/Healthy Living (2 credit hours – at least one 100-level Fitness and Wellness Course) Choose from the University approved GEP Physical Education/Healthy Living course list.
F. Additional Breadth  – (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)      Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts or  X Mathematical Sciences/Natural Sciences/Engineering
G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours) Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:      
H. Introduction to Writing (4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C- or better ) The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements:
I. U.S. Diversity (USD) Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement:      
J. Global Knowledge (GK) Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement:        K. Foreign Language proficiency – Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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