Sep 20, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Sociology, BS


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Program Description


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 120 credits, including 35 credits in sociology, anthropology, and/or criminal justice, as identified below. At least 12 of the 35 credits must be from 4000-level sociology or rural sociology courses. Additional electives are added to meet the minimum of 120 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:

Program Requirements


Freshman Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 16-17

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Sophomore Year


First Semester


  • Arts and Humanities (Literature) Requirement 3 Credits 2
  • Cross-Cultural Awareness Requirement 3 Credits 2
  • Departmental Math or Science Requirement 3 Credits 3
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits 4
  • Elective 3 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 16

Junior Year


First Semester


  • 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


  • 4 Credits
  • Advanced Humanities Requirement 3 Credits 5
  • Departmental Math or Science Requirement 3 Credits 3
  • Emphasis Area Requirement 3 Credits 7
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits 4
Credit Hours: 16

Senior Year


First Semester


  • Departmental Math or Science Requirement 6 Credits 3
  • Emphasis Area Requirement 3 Credits 7
  • Stratification Requirement 3 Credits 8
  • Elective 3 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 12

Total Credits: 120-121


Footnotes


1 Select MATH 1010 , MATH 1020 , or MATH 1060 .

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

3 Select from ANTH 3310 , ANTH 3510 , ANTH 3530 , ANTH 4510 , ANTH 4530  or ANTH 4660 , or any course in AGM, ASTR, AVS, BCHM, BE, BIOE, BIOL, BMOL, BT, CE, CES, CH, CHE, CPSC, CSM, CVT, ECE, EES, EM, ENGR, ENR, ENSP, ENT, ETOX, FDSC, FNR, FOR, GEN, GEOL, HCG, HLTH, HORT, IE, MATH, ME, MICR, MSE, NURS, NUTR, PES, PHSC, PHYS, PKSC, PLPA, STAT or WFB.

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 ENGL 3040 , ENGL 3120 , ENGL 3140 ENGL 3150 , ENGL 3330 , or ENGL 4940 .

7 See emphasis area requirements in program description above.

8 Select SOC 3600 , SOC 4600 , or SOC 4610 .

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