A major in sociology helps individuals understand human behavior - how and why people act the way they do. This field of study provides insights into the invisible networks of rules and institutional arrangements which guide human behavior. Majoring in sociology provides knowledge of human behavior, organizational dynamics, and cultural diversity essential for many occupations. Sociology majors work in business and the private sector, or public and state/federal agencies. Graduates with a sociology degree have gained employment in such areas as city planning directors, data analysts, sales directors, managers in social service type agencies, and entered graduate school seeking a doctoral degree.
|Core Curriculum Courses|
|See the Core Curriculum Requirements||42|
|Required Courses in the Major|
|Introduction to Sociology *|
|SOC 331||Intro to Social Research||3|
|SOC 332||Mthds of Stat Analys||4|
|SOC 436||Sociological Theory||3|
|SOC 485||Senior Seminar in Sociology||3|
|Plus Total 15sh From:||15|
|Marriage and Family|
|Urban Sociology & Anthro|
|GLB / Sociology of Health and Illness|
|GLB/Global Social Issues|
|Soc of Complex Organizations|
|US-Drugs & Society|
|Racial and Ethnic Diversity|
|Law and the Courts|
|Institutional (jails, prisons) and Community Corrections|
|Minor plus 18 electives|
|19 semester hours required||19|
Course should be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum Requirements for Social and Behavioral Sciences.
- A Grade of "C" or higher must be earned in all courses required for this major.
- Fifteen Semester hours of Sociology must be taken at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
- Courses transferred in from a community college may not count for senior level credit.
B.A. Foreign Language Requirement
A candidate for the Bachelor of Arts degree must meet the requirements specified for the Bachelor of Science degree. In addition, the candidate must complete at least 12 semester hours (four courses) in one foreign language, or complete six semester hours above the elementary courses if two units of high school credit in the language have been submitted as a part of the regular university admission requirements, or complete three semester hours if the student presents three or four high school credits.