Sociology Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Program

Sociology is the scientific systematic study of human social relationships and institutions.

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Sociology is the scientific systematic study of human social relationships and institutions.

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Sociology Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Sociology requires 120 semester hours to complete. In addition to general studies requirements, students must meet all University requirements.

The Bachelor of Science in Sociology requires 120 semester hours to complete. In addition to general studies requirements, students must meet all University requirements (e.g. grades of "C" or better in Gordon Rule Courses), and grades of "C" or above in all sociology courses. A minimum of 30 semester hours are required of all majors and 6 hours of prerequisite courses.

The required prerequisite courses are:

  • SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology, and
  • SYG 2010 Social Problems

The required core courses are:

  • SYA 3010 Sociological Theory
  • SYA 3300 Research Methods
  • SYA 3400 Social Statistics
  • SYA 4930 Senior Seminar in Sociolog, and
  • SYD 4730 Sociology of the Black Experience

 

A minor is required for sociology majors. The minor requires eighteen (18) credit hours of course work in an approved field. The curriculum for the minor follows the requirements specified by the minor field. A grade below a “C” will not be accepted for credit toward the minor.


Students may minor in anthropology. Students must successfully complete :

  • ANT 2000 Introduction to Anthropology
  • ANT 2511 Emergence of Man
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  • And 12 additional semester hours in the discipline.

Students who choose to minor in sociology must complete at least 18 semester hours in sociology courses with a grade of "C" or better and must complete successfully the following required courses:

  • SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology
  • SYA 3010 Sociological Theory
  • SYA 3300 Research Methods
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  • And 9 additional semester hours in the discipline

Learn more about Minoring in Sociology

 

Sociology Course Offerings: The course offerings indicate courses offered during the Fall and Spring semesters.

Sociology Program Curriculum : The degree audit is a management tool to indicate what major courses have been completed and which are needed to earn a BCJ degree.

 

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Contact Us

The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
1740 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Perry Paige #403
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
P:
(850) 599-3316
F:
(850) 599-8541
E:
sociologycj@famu.edu