2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 29, 2020  
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Sociology (SOC) Major


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Donna Hess, Head
Department of Rural Sociology
Scobey Hall 224
605-688-4132
e-mail: donna.hess@sdstate.edu

A minimum GPA of 2.2 is required for the major (exception: Teaching specialization requires a minimum GPA of 2.6). Graduating Seniors must take the Sociology exit exam.

Requirements for Sociology Major – General:


Bachelor of Science in Arts and Sciences (B.S.)
Bachelor of Arts in Arts and Sciences (B.A.)

Freshman Year:


Fall


  • Modern Language (B.A. only) Credits: 4
  • System Goal #6  : Natural Sciences and Arts and Sciences requirements, (B.S. only) Credits: 4*

Fall or Spring


Spring


  • Modern Language (B.A. only) Credits: 4
  • SGR Goal 6: Natural Sciences and Arts and Sciences requirements, (B.S. only) Credits: 4*
  • SOC/ANTH Electives Credits: 3

 

Choose from the following:

Sophomore Year:


Fall


  • Modern Language (B.A. only) Credits: 3
  • SGR Goal 4: Humanities and Arts Credits: 3*
  • SGR Goal 6: Natural Sciences Credits: 3*
  • SOC/ANTH Electives Credits: 3

Fall or Spring


  • IGR Goal 3: Social Responsibility/Cultural and Aesthetic Awareness (outside major) Credits: 3**
  • Electives (B.S. only) Credits: 5
  • Electives (B.A. only)  Credits: 3
Choose from the following:

Spring


  • Modern Language (B.A. only) Credits: 3
  • SGR Goal 4: Humanities and Arts Credits: 3*
  • SGR Goal 6: Natural Sciences Credits: 3*
  • SOC/ANTH Electives Credits: 3

Junior Year:


Fall


  • General Electives (B.A. only) Credits: 10
  • General Electives (B.S. only) Credits: 12

Fall or Spring


  • SOC/ANTH Electives Credits: 3

Spring


  • General Electives (B.A. only) Credits: 11
  • General Electives (B.S. only) Credits: 10

 

Senior Year:


Fall


  • General Electives (B.A. only) Credits: 11
  • General Electives (B.S. only) Credits: 13

Fall or Spring


  • SOC/ANTH Electives Credits: 3

Spring


  • General Electives (B.A. only) Credits: 12
  • General Electives (B.S. only) Credits: 13

Requirements for Sociology Major – Pre-Social Work - (SDSU/USD Cooperative Program):


Bachelor of Science in Arts and Sciences (B.S.) See note below
Bachelor of Arts in Arts and Sciences (B.A.)

  • Students who choose this specialization will graduate from USD and not SDSU.
  • Students who choose this specialization will need to transfer to USD for degree completion prior to the start of their Junior Year.
  • Students who choose this specialization are not guaranteed admission to the USD Social Work Program.

Note: USD program only offers a B.S.

Freshman Year:


Sophomore Year:


Upon acceptance to the Social Work program, transfer to University of South Dakota Program for second semester and senior year.

Fall


Fall or Spring


  • SOC Electives Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 3
Choose from the following:

Spring


Junior and Senior Year:


Enrolled in USD Program

 

Requirements for Sociology Major – Human Services:


Bachelor of Science in Arts and Sciences (B.S.)
Bachelor of Arts in Arts and Sciences (B.A.)

Freshman Year:


Fall


  • Modern Language (B.A. only) (SGR Goal 4) Credits: 4
  • SGR Goal 6: Natural Sciences Credits: 3*
  • Electives or IGR courses (B.S. only) Credits: 5

 

Fall or Spring


Spring


  • Modern Language (B.A. only) (SGR Goal 4) Credits: 4
  • SGR Goal 6: Natural Sciences Credits: 3*
  • SOC/ANTH Elective Credits: 3
  • Electives or IGR courses (B.S. only) Credits: 5

 

Choose from the following:

Sophomore Year:


Fall


  • Modern Language (B.A. only) Credits: 3
  • SGR Goal 4: Humanities and Arts (B.S. only) Credits: 3*
  • SGR Goal 6: Natural Sciences (B.S. only) Credits: 4*

Fall or Spring


  • IGR Goal 3: Social Responsibility/Cultural and Aesthetic Awareness (outside major) Credits: 3**
  • IGR Goal 3: Social Responsibility/Cultural and Aesthetic Awareness (B.S. only) Credits: 2**
  • SOC/ANTH Elective Credits: 3
  • Electives Credits: 2
Choose from the following:

Spring


  • Modern Language (B.A. only) Credits: 3
  • SGR Goal 4: Humanities and Arts (B.S. only) Credits: 3*
  • SGR Goal 6: Natural Sciences (B.S. only) Credits: 4*

Junior Year:


Fall


  • General Electives Credits: 10

Spring


General Electives Credits: 11

Senior Year:


Fall


  • General Electives (B.A. only) Credits: 7
  • General Electives (B.S. only) Credits: 8

 

Fall or Spring


Spring


  • General Electives (B.A. only) Credits: 8
  • General Electives (B.S. only) Credits: 8

Requirements for Sociology Major – Human Resources:


Bachelor of Science in Arts and Sciences (B.S.)
Bachelor of Arts in Arts and Sciences (B.A.)

Freshman Year:


Fall


  • Modern Language (B.A. only) (SGR Goal 4) Credits: 4
  • SGR Goal 6: Natural Sciences (B.S. only) Credits: 4*
  • Electives or IGR courses Credits: 5

Fall or Spring


Spring


  • SOC/ANTH Elective Credits: 3
  • Modern Language (B.A. only) (SGR Goal 4) Credits: 4
  • SGR Goal 6: Natural Sciences (B.S. only) Credits: 4*
  • Electives or IGR courses Credits: 5
Choose from the following:

Sophomore Year:


Fall


  • Modern Language (B.A. only) Credits: 3
  • SGR Goal 4: Humanities and Arts Credits: 3*
  • SGR Goal 6: Natural Sciences Credits: 3*

 

Fall or Spring


  • IGR Goal 3: Social Responsibility/Cultural and Aesthetic Awareness (outside major) Credits: 3**
  • Electives or IGR courses (B.S. only) Credits: 3

 

Choose from the following:

Spring


  • Modern Language (B.A. only) Credits: 3
  • SGR Goal 4: Humanities and Arts Credits: 3*
  • SGR Goal 6: Natural Sciences Credits: 3*
  • SOC/ANTH Elective Credits: 3

Junior Year:


Fall


  • BADM/ECON Elective Credits: 3
  • General Electives (B.A. only) Credits: 6

Fall or Spring


  • General Electives (B.S. only) Credits: 7
  • SOC/ANTH Elective Credits: 3

Spring


General Electives (B.A. only) Credits: 7

Senior Year:


Fall


  • General Electives (B.A. only) Credits: 8
  • General Electives (B.S. only) Credits: 9

Spring


  • General Electives (B.A. only) Credits: 8
  • General Electives (B.S. only) Credits: 9

Summer


Curriculum Notes:


* The 30 credit Board of Regents System General Education Requirements (SGRs) must be completed as part of a student’s first 64 credits.

** South Dakota State University has an 8-9 credit Institutional Graduation Requirement (IGRs).

(G) Globalization Requirement.

(AW) Advanced Writing Requirement.

Students must take the proficiency examination after completing 48 credits. English 101, and a course in each of the General Education areas of social science, mathematics, natural science, and humanities and arts must be taken prior to taking this exam.

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