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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology, BA


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The Sociology major offers two degree programs: a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science. Both degrees prepare students for a variety of professional careers related to human resources, management, public relations, social services, criminal justice, health services, social research, and other people-oriented positions in the public and private sector. In addition, the Bachelor’s degree provides excellent preparation for graduate training in sociology, anthropology, social services, law, and business. Both degrees require a total of 121 credits, including 36 credits in sociology, anthropology, and/or criminal justice, as identified below. At least 12 of the 36 credits must be from 4000-level sociology or rural sociology courses. Additional electives are added to meet the minimum of 121 hours required for graduation. Courses used to fulfill General Education Requirements may be used to fulfill minor requirements.

Change of Major into Sociology

Students who change majors into Sociology must have completed at least 12 credit hours at Clemson and must have a 2.0 minimum Clemson/Bridge cumulative grade-point average.

Emphasis Areas in Sociology

Students select one of the following Emphasis Areas:

Freshman Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 16-17


Second Semester


Credit Hours: 15


Sophomore Year


First Semester


  • Arts and Humanities (Literature) Requirement 3 Credits 3
  • Cross-Cultural Awareness Requirement 3 Credits 3
  • Oral Communication Requirement 3 Credits 3
  • Elective 6 Credits

Credit Hours: 15


Second Semester


Credit Hours: 17


Junior Year


First Semester


  • SOC 3020 - Social Research Methods I 3 Credits
  • Advanced Humanities Requirement 3 Credits 5
  • Advanced Writing Requirement 3 Credits 6
  • Emphasis Area Requirement 3 Credits 7
  • Stratification Requirement 3 Credits 8

Credit Hours: 15


Second Semester


Credit Hours: 16


Senior Year


First Semester


  • Advanced Humanities Requirement 3 Credits 5
  • Emphasis Area Requirement 6 Credits 7
  • Stratification Requirement 3 Credits 8
  • Elective 3 Credits

Credit Hours: 15


Second Semester


Credit Hours: 12


Total Semester Hours: 121-122


1 Select from MATH 1010 , MATH 1020 , MATH 1060  

2 Students must complete through 2020 in a modern language. See Modern Languages Requirement  at Clemson University statement.

3 See General Education Requirements . (Note: Social Science Requirement must be in an area other than sociology.)

4 See Minors .

5 Select from ART 2100 , MUSC 2100  or THEA 2100 , or any 3000- or 4000-level course in AAH, ARAB, ASL, CHIN, COMM (except COMM 3640  or COMM 3680 ), ENGL (except ENGL 3040 , ENGL 3120 , ENGL 3140 ENGL 3150 , ENGL 3330 ENGL 4850 , ENGL 4900 ENGL 4940 , or ENGL 4950 ), FR, GER, HUM, ITAL, JAPN, LANG, LATN, MUSC, PHIL, PORT, REL, RUSS, SPAN, THEA (except THEA 3770 , THEA 4870  or THEA 4970 ), and WS.

6 Select from ENGL 3040 , ENGL 3120 , ENGL 3140 , ENGL 3150 , ENGL 3330 , ENGL 4940  

7 See emphasis area requirements in program description above.

8 Select from SOC 3600 , SOC 4600 , SOC 4610  

 

 

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