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Major Requirements

 

Requirements for the B.A. in Sociology (SOC)
 
In addition to adhering to the UC Merced and School of Social Science, Humanities and Arts requirements, the Sociology major requires at least 52 units in Sociology and related courses. Courses in the major emphasis must be taken for a letter grade, and specifically may not be taken on a pass/no pass basis unless the course is only offered on a pass/no pass basis. Required courses are:
 
LOWER DIVISION MAJOR REQUIREMENTS [16 UNITS]
Introduction to Sociology (SOC 1)                               4 units
Statistics for Sociology* (SOC 10)                               4 units
*Meets Quantitative Reasoning General Education requirement.
Sociological Research Methods (SOC 15)                     4 units
An additional lower division course numbered 16-89:  4 units
 
UPPER DIVISION MAJOR REQUIREMENTS [36 UNITS]
Sociological Theory (SOC 100)                                    4 units
Choose 6 from courses numbered 110-180:              24 units
 
At least two additional upper division related courses outside of Sociology: 8 units
See an advisor or the program website for a list of acceptable courses