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New Mexico State University

2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog


DEGREE: Bachelor of Arts

MAJOR: Sociology

The undergraduate major in sociology is broad in scope. It prepares the student for a variety of public and private sector employment opportunities including market research, personnel management, human relations, law enforcement and health services. Successful students often use their major as preprofessional preparation for advanced degrees in law, business, education, counseling and other social science based careers. Courses are offered both online and in the classroom.

Requirements

Departmental Requirements

SOC 101GIntroductory Sociology

3 cr.

SOC 350Sociological Foundations

3 cr.

SOC 351Sociological Theory

3 cr.

SOC 352Social Research: Methods

3 cr.

SOC 353Sociological Research: Analysis

3 cr.

SOC 401Introduction to Sociological Practice

3 cr.

Electives in sociology to bring total credits in major to 33, including 24 upper-division of which 6 credits must be 400 level (The six hours does not include SOC 401). Directed readings will not satisfy this requirement, however, a maximum of six credits of Directed Readings (SOC 449 or SOC 449H) is allowed.

Criminal Justice/Sociology double majors may be permitted to substitute C J 300 for SOC 352 and C J 301 for SOC 353. Government/Sociology double majors may be permitted to substitute GOVT 300 for SOC 352 upon approval of appropriate substitution/waiver forms. Other substitution/waivers for courses may be available upon consultation with the sociology undergraduate advisor. In all cases, the total number of sociology credits (courses with SOC prefix) must be a minimum of 33.

Second Language

A second language is not required.