Major Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Declaring the Sociology Major

In order to declare the major, a student must (1) have an overall GPA of 2.5 of higher and (2) have completed a course in Sociology with a minimum grade of C- posted to the transcript.

Sociology Major Application

New Major Requirements for Fall 2015!

As of Fall 2015, students who declare the major will follow a revised set of requirements. Students who declared the major prior to Fall 2015 will continue to follow the earlier requirements.

The Sociology Major Requirements and Advising Worksheet

The Sociology Major Requirements and Advising Worksheet provides detailed information about the Sociology Major as well as a worksheet to plan out coursework. Check your Academic Requirements Report (ARR) if you are unsure which requirements to follow. In consultation with one of the Department's faculty advisors, you should review the requirements to complete the major. Please bring a copy of your Academic Requirements Report (ARR), your Transfer Evaluation (if you are a transfer student), and a completed copy of the Advising/Requirements Worksheet when you go to see a sociology faculty advisor.

Sociology Major Requirements and Advising Worksheet (for students who declared the major prior to Fall 2015)

Sociology Major Requirements and Advising Worksheet (for students who declare the major in Fall 2015 or later)

Road Map to Sociology Degree

(Sample Four-Year Program for BA in Sociology)

The Road map to Sociology Degree (BA) is a sample Four Year Program for a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. Please keep in mind that the Road map is a sample study plan only. The sequence and specific courses given are suggestive; please refer to the Sociology Major Requirements and Advising Worksheet for specific Sociology Major Requirements.

Road Map (for students who declared the major prior to Fall 2015)

Road Map (for students who declared the major in Fall 2015 or later)

Current Sonoma State University Catalog

The Sonoma State University General Catalog is available Online in PDF format. To view the PDF files, please make sure your computer has Adobe Reader. The Sociology Department SSU Catalog Course Department Information includes the current faculty, staff, and major requirements. The SSU Catalog Course Descriptions includes the current information on courses that may be offered by the Sociology Department.

University Wide General Education (GE) Program

Obtaining a baccalaureate degree from Sonoma State University requires the student to complete both a general education program and a major course of study focused on a particular discipline. The University Wide General Education Program at SSU investigates the complexity of human experience in a diverse natural and social world, and promotes informed and ethical participation as citizens of the world.

Writing English Proficiency Test (WEPT)

All graduates of CSU campuses are required to certify their writing competency before being awarded degrees. At SSU, this certification is achieved via a passing score on the Written English Proficiency Test (WEPT). Students should take the test during their junior year: they can, however, repeat the test if needed.