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American University Catalog 2017-2018

Sociology (BA)


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Offered by the Department of Sociology , College of Arts and Sciences .

Admission to the Program


Formal admission to the major requires department approval.

University Requirements


  • 120 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better
  • Completion of college writing requirement
  • Completion of university mathematics requirement

General Education Requirements


  • A total of ten courses, consisting of two courses from each of the five foundational areas
  • At least one course from Area Five: The Natural and Mathematical Sciences must include a laboratory science component
  • No more than two courses may be taken in the same discipline

Major Requirements


  • 42 credit hours with grades of C or better; no more than 9 credit hours may be at the 100- or 200-level

Course Requirements


Sociology Electives (24 credit hours)


  • Complete 24 credit hours in sociology electives, with no more than 6 credits at the 100- or 200-level, and at least 3 credits at or above the 400-level (not including SOCY-491  or SOCY-492 ).

Combined Sociology (BA) and Sociology (MA)


American University offers students the opportunity to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees through its combined bachelor's/master's programs. See Combined Bachelor's and Master's Degrees  for more information.

In addition to meeting the minimum university requirements for combined bachelor's/master's programs:

  • Students must have a minimum overall 3.00 grade point average. Students interested in applying to this combined program should consult with their advisor and other faculty members before formal application is begun.
  • Undergraduate students may apply up to 12 credit hours of approved graduate-level coursework in sociology, including STAT-514 Statistical Methods (3) , to satisfy the requirements of both degrees.

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