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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