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2023/2024 University Catalog 
2023/2024 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology, B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences

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(Major Code: 22081) (SIMS Code: 116901) (SIMS Code: 116902 - SDSU Global Campus)

All candidates for a degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences must complete the graduation requirements listed in the section of this catalog on “Graduation Requirements .” No more than 48 units in Sociology courses can apply to the degree.

A minor is not required with this major.

Impacted Program

The Sociology major is an impacted program. To be admitted to the Sociology major, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Complete with a grade of C (2.0) or better: SOC 101 SOC 102 , and SOC 201 . (9 units) NOTE: STAT 119  or STAT 250 , or BIOL 215 , will be accepted in lieu of SOC 201 . These courses cannot be taken for credit/no credit (Cr/NC);
  2. Have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or better.

To complete the major, students must fulfill the degree requirements for the major described in the catalog in effect at the time they are accepted into the premajor at SDSU (assuming continuous enrollment).

Major Academic Plans (MAPs)

Visit http://www.sdsu.edu/mymap for the recommended courses needed to fulfill your major requirements. The MAPs website was created to help students navigate the course requirements for their majors and to identify which General Education course will also fulfill a major preparation course requirement.

Preparation for the Major

(9 units)

These prerequisite courses may not be taken Cr/NC. The minimum grade in each class is C (2.0) or better.


STAT 119  or STAT 250 , or BIOL 215  will be accepted in lieu of SOC 201 .

Language Requirement

Competency (successfully completing the third college semester or fifth college quarter) is required in one language other than English to fulfill the graduation requirement. Refer to section of catalog on “Graduation Requirements .”

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

Completing one of the approved upper division writing courses (W) with a grade of C (2.0) or better. See “Graduation Requirements ” section for a complete listing of requirements.


Complete 18 units of core requirements listed below and 12 units of upper division sociology electives. (30 units)

Core requirements (18 units) should be completed before upper division sociology electives (12 units):

Sociology Honors Thesis

The Department of Sociology offers undergraduates of superior achievement the opportunity to write a sociology honors thesis leading to special recognition upon graduation. Interested students should consult with the undergraduate adviser in the Sociology Department.

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