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

Sociology BA - Gender and Society Concentration

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A concentration in Gender and Society provides students with an understanding of the role of gender in the experiences of females, males, and gender non-conforming individuals. The interdisciplinary nature of the concentration enables students to develop the skills to critically evaluate the ways in which inequality, oppression, and social structure contribute to various social problems such as the pay gap, sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking.  The Gender and Society concentration equips students for jobs in a variety of areas such as advocacy, counseling, public health, policy-making and government, business, and criminal justice. 

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 total of 38 credit hours, including a minimum of 20 SOCY credit hours and 18 ancillary courses.
  2. Students must complete a minimum of 16 upper-division (3000-level and above) credit hours.
  3. Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 for all courses applied to major requirements. 
  4. Students must complete all courses applying to major requirements 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 or ancillary 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 SOCY credit hours allowed for the Sociology BA - Gender and Society concentration is 56.
  2. Students must take four electives for the major.  Three of these electives must be cross-listed as SOCY and WGST.  The fourth elective must be a WGST course cross-listed with a department other than Sociology.
  3. Students who pursue this concentration simultaneously earn a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies.

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