Students who major in sociology must complete 34 semester hours of sociology courses. There are six required courses (SOC 100, SOC 301, SOC 302, SOC 303, SOC 304, SOC 495), and 21 of the 34 semester hours must be at the 300-level or above.  Students who major in Sociology have the option to pursue a series of informal tracks:

  • Community Service
  • Law and Justice
  • Environmental Social Science
  • Global Structures

These tracks do not alter the basic degree requirements listed below. For details on track expectations please consult the Department of Sociology webpage, http://www.uah.edu/sociology.  Sociology majors planning their course of study should contact the department to learn about the timing and frequency of required course offerings. 

  • Sociology, BA  requires 120 credit hours.
  • 36 of 120 credit hours must be taken at 300 level or higher.
  • Must have a 2.0 GPA in major, minor, and overall.
  • No more than 6 credit hours of HPE may count in degree requirements.
  • 12 of the last 18 credit hours must be taken at UAH, with an overall 25% of coursework taken at UAH.
  • No more than 60 credit hours from a two-year school can be applied toward a UAH degree. 
  • For graduation application instructions, see here.
Freshman Composition6
COLLEGE WRITING I
COLLEGE WRITING II
Humanities and Fine Arts12
12 hours of Humanities and Fine Arts chosen from the following categories below
Fine Arts: Choose one3
ARH SURV:ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SURV:RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR:NON-WESTERN TRADITIONS
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
THEATRE APPRECIATION
Literature: Choose one or two3-6
Students must have a two course sequence in either Literature or History.
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE I
MYTHOLOGY
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE 2
Humanities and Fine Arts: Choose one or two3-6
ARH SURV:ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SURV:RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR:NON-WESTERN TRADITIONS
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
THEATRE APPRECIATION
Intro to Rhetorical Communication
Any WLC 100 level 1
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
INTRO TO ETHICS
TECH, SCIENCE & HUMAN VALUES
INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC
INTRO WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES
Mathematics and Natural Sciences11
Mathematics: Choose one3
ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS
FINITE MATHEMATICS
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA
PRECALCULUS TRIGONOMETRY
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA & TRIG
MATH PROFESSIONAL APPLICATIONS
CALCULUS A
Natural Sciences: Choose two8
EXPLORING THE COSMOS I
EXPLORING THE COSMOS II
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY
INTRO TO CHEMISTRY
and INTRO CHEMISTRY LAB
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II
ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE
CLIMATE AND GLOBAL CHANGE
CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS
GENERAL PHYSICS I
GENERAL PHYSICS II
GEN PHYSICS W/CALCULUS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC III
History and Social and Behavioral Sciences12
12 hours of History and Social and Behavioral Sciences chosen from the following categories below
History: Choose one or two3-6
WORLD HISTORY TO 1500
WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500
UNITED STATES TO 1877
UNITED STATES SINCE 1877
Social and Behavioral Sciences: Choose two or three6-9
PRINC OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINC OF MICROECONOMICS
GLOBAL SYSTEMS AND CULTURES
WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
INTRO TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
INTRO TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I
LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY
ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS
INTRO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
SOCIOLOGICAL PERSP TECH & SCI
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY
Pre-Professional19
WLC 101 3
Pre-professional Electives16
Choose from the categories above Humanities, Fine Arts, Mathematics, Lab Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Only 9 hours of Mathematics and Lab Sciences can be applied toward this area.
Sociology Courses34
SOC 100INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY3
SOC 301RESEARCH METHODS ( Offered Fall Only)3
SOC 302SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY ( Offered Spring only)3
SOC 303STATISTICS/SOCIAL SCIENCES3
SOC 304STATISTICS LAB1
SOC 495SENIOR CAPSTONE SEMINAR ( SOC 301 is a pre-requisite)3
SOC Electives 300+9
SOC Electives Any Level9
Minor Courses21
Elective Courses
Elective hours vary by program, please see advisor.
Total Semester Hours120
Additional Information

As with all students in the College of Liberal Arts, our students will initiate the Program of Study through the College of Liberal Arts Academic Advisor (Morton Hall, Room 336) but they are encouraged to first consult with the Sociology Department Chair or any member of our faculty (all located in Morton Hall, Room 344).

 
Year 1
FallSemester Hours
EH 101COLLEGE WRITING I 3
Math  3
SOC 100INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY 3
Fine Arts  3
FYE 101CHARGER SUCCESS 1
 Term Semester Hours: 13
Spring
EH 102COLLEGE WRITING II 3
SOC 102ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS 3
Humanities and Fine Arts  3
Science w/Lab  4
Area V Course  3
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Year 2
Fall
SOC 206MARRIAGE AND FAMILY 3
Literature  3
History  3
Science w/Lab  4
Humanities and Fine Arts  3
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Spring
Science w/Lab  4
EH 207READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE I 3
  or EH 208  or READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE 2 
SOC 150SOCIOLOGICAL PERSP TECH SCI 3
  or SOC 105  or INTRO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY 
WLC 101  3
Social/Behavioral Science  3
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Year 3
Fall
HY 103WORLD HISTORY TO 1500 3
  or HY 104  or WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500 
Area V Course  3
SOC 301RESEARCH METHODS (Offered Fall Only) 3
SOC 300+  3
Minor Courses  3
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Spring
SOC 302SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY (Offered Spring Only) 3
SOC 303STATISTICS/SOCIAL SCIENCES 3
SOC 304STATISTICS LAB 1
Minor Courses  6
Elective  3
  
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Year 4
Fall
SOC 300+  3
SOC 300+  3
Minor Courses  6
Elective  3
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Spring
SOC 495SENIOR CAPSTONE SEMINAR (SOC 301 is a pre-requisite) 3
Minor Courses  6
Electives  4
 
 Term Semester Hours: 13
 Total Semester Hours: 120