Sociology (Bachelor of Science, B.S.)

General Studies
Students must complete General Studies courses42-47
Major Requirements
SOC 110Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 120General Anthropology3
or SOC 200 Introduction to Archaeology
SOC 230Social Problems3
SOC 400Racial and Ethnic Relations3
SOC 440Sociological Theory3
SOC 460Methods of Social Research3
SOC 465Advanced Research Project3
Any Statistics course numbered 200 or higher3
Select nine credit hours from Sociology courses numbered 300 or higher 19
Select three credit hours from Political Science courses numbered 300 or higher3
Select one from the following:3
Small Group Communication
Organizational Behavior
Adult Psychology
Other Required Courses
HIS 140American History to 18653
PSC 101American National Government3
Select one from the following:3
Current Issues in the Economy
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics

Graduation Requirements 

  1. Earn a minimum of 120 credit hours, including 60 from a senior college (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
  2. Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses.  Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
  3. Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
  4. Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments. 
  5. Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 and a minimum 2.0 GPA in major requirement courses (excludes the identified other required courses).
  6. Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.