Sociology and Anthropology Degree Requirements

2015 - 2016 Catalog

Sociology and Anthropology major leading to BA degree

A major in sociology and anthropology leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree consists of at least 36 credits as follows:

  1. SOAN 101, 102, 360, 375, 395
  2. One course chosen from the following: INTR 202, MATH 118, PSYC 250, SOAN 118
  3. Completion of one of the two following areas of emphasis:

Sociology (at least 9 credits)
a. Two additional courses in sociology chosen from the following: SOAN 180, 202, 205, 212, 221(REL 221), 225, 228, 232, 234 (HIST 234), 245 (POL 245), 246 (POL 246), 251 (POL 251), 262, 270, 272 (POL 272), 276, 280, 281, 289, 290, 361 (HIST 361), 367 (HIST 367),390
b. One additional course in anthropology chosen from the following: SOAN 181, 205, 207, 223, 224 (REL 224), 232, 238 (HIST 238), 240, 243 (ARTH 243), 252, 255, 260, 275, 277, 285 (REL 285), 286, 288, 291, 377, 378, 391

Anthropology (at least 9 credits)
a. Two additional courses in anthropology chosen from the following: SOAN 181, 205, 207, 223, 224 (REL 224), 232, 238 (HIST 238), 240, 243 (ARTH 243), 252, 255, 260, 275, 277, 285 (REL 285), 286, 288, 291, 377, 378, 391
b. One additional course in sociology chosen from the following: SOAN 180, 202, 205, 212, 221(REL 221), 225, 228, 232, 234 (HIST 234), 245 (POL 245), 246 (POL 246), 251 (POL 251), 262, 270, 272 (POL 272), 276, 280, 281, 289, 290, 361 (HIST 361), 367 (HIST 367), 390

  • 4. Three additional courses chosen from those numbered 200 and above in sociology and anthropology, or, when approved by the department head, economics, history, philosophy, politics, psychology, religion, or other disciplines

Students who also declare a major in psychology may request a substitution for SOAN 375.

Students who intend to enroll in a graduate program in Sociology should complete the Sociology emphasis and consider enrolling in SOAN 276 as one of the Sociology emphasis electives.

Students who wish to attend graduate school in Anthropology should complete the Anthropology emphasis. Those who have a particular interest in Archaeology should select the Anthropology emphasis and should enroll in SOAN 206 (old ANTH 205) and 377. In addition, they should consider taking other Archaeology courses within the Anthropology track. Those students considering a graduate program in Archaeology are advised to take, as well, SOAN 207, 252, and an elective course in cultural anthropology. Many graduate programs in this field of Anthropology want to see a degree of expertise in the other three fields of the discipline.

  1. Required courses:
  2. One course chosen from
  3. Completion of one of the two following areas of emphasis
  4. Three additional courses chosen from those numbered 200 and above in sociology and anthropology, or, when approved by the department head, in economics, history, philosophy, politics, psychology, religion, or other disciplines.