Sample Four Year Plan

There are hundreds of courses that satisfy various L&S Degree Requirements, and courses can double-count towards more than one requirement. The sample below assumes no high school Foreign Language was taken and that the student placed into college-level Math and English. In addition, this sample reflects the degree requirements for students who began their college education in Fall of 2013 or later. If you started college coursework prior to Fall of 2013, your degree requirements may be different.

This sample shows just one possible pathway to earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology in four years. This plan does not replace the advice of your Sociology advisor or your College Undergraduate Advisor. You are cautioned to meet regularly with both to create a personalized plan that matches your particular circumstances rather than following this verbatim.

Sample Study Plan

Year 1
Fall Credits
ENGLISH 101
Introduction to College Writing
3
MATH 103
Contemporary Applications of Mathematics (QL-A)
or MATH 105
Introduction to College Algebra
3
1st semester Foreign Language
3-5
L&S Humanities
3
Sociol 101, 102, or 103 (SS)
3
Spring Credits
ENGLISH 102
College Writing and Research (OWC-A)
3
L&S Humanities/Cultural Diversity
3
2nd semester Foreign Language
3-5
L&S Natural Science
3-5
Arts (GER)
3
Year 2
Fall Credits
OWC-B course
3
3rd semester Foreign Language (Int'l)
3-5
Sociol elective (SS)
3
L&S Natural Science with lab
3-5
L&S Humanities
3
Spring Credits
L&S Social Science, not Sociol
3
4th semester Foreign Language (Int'l)
3-5
L&S Social Science, not Sociol
3
L&S Natural Science
3-5
Elective
3
Year 3
Fall Credits
SOCIOL 261
Introduction to Statistical Thinking in Sociology (QL-B) (formal reasoning)
3
L&S Natural Science
3-5
SOCIOL 375
History of Sociological Theory (SS)
3
L&S upper-level
3
Elective
3
Spring Credits
SOCIOL 361
Research Methods in Sociology (SS)
3
SOCIOL 376
Modern Sociological Theory (SS)
3
Sociol upper-level
3
L&S upper-level
3
L&S Humanities/International
3
Year 4
Fall Credits
Sociol upper-level
3
Sociol upper-level
3
L&S upper-level
3
Elective
3
Elective
3
Spring Credits
Sociol upper-level
3
Sociol upper-level
3
L&S upper-level
3
L&S upper-level
3
Elective
3

Key
(A) Arts GER (Int’l) International
(HU) Humanities (QL-A) Quantitative Literacy A
(NS) Natural Science (QL-B) Quantitative Literacy B
(SS) Social Science (OWC-A) Oral and Written Communication A
(CD) Cultural Diversity GER (OWC-B) Oral and Written Communication B