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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology BA

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Sociology is the study of social relations, interactions, and institutions. Using quantitative and qualitative scientific methods, it offers a unique way of seeing and understanding the social world and how it shapes individual lives and history. Sociology’s subject matter is broad and diverse. Some of the topics covered are criminology, religion, families, inequalities between social groups, childhood, youth, adulthood and old age, social stability and social change, urban issues, environment, technology, education, and health.

All prospective majors should contact the undergraduate advisor in Sociology as early in their academic careers as possible for information about the degree requirements. Transfer or returning students should consult with the undergraduate advisor in Sociology concerning completion of the core courses.

These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their Sociology advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus program.
  • This program is also offered online.

Declaring This Major

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General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the three areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements

  1. Students must complete a minimum of 32 SOCY credit hours.
  2. Students must complete a minimum of 16 upper-division (3000-level and above) SOCY credit hours.
  3. Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 for all courses applied to major requirements. 
  4. Students must complete all major courses taken at CU Denver with a minimum grade of C (2.0) and all transfer courses applying to major requirements with a minimum grade of C-(1.7).  Students cannot complete major course requirements as pass/fail.
  5. Students must complete a minimum of 13 SOCY credit hours with CU Denver faculty.

Program Allowances and Restrictions:

  1. The maximum number of hours allowed in sociology is 56.
  2. Students must take a minimum of 3 credit hours in elective courses at the 4000 level.
  3. Students must earn a minimum of C (2.0) in their elective courses for the major that are taken at CU Denver.  A grade of C- (1.7) is acceptable for elective courses that are transferred.

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