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Degree Pathway for the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology - General Concentration - 2016

Sample Degree Pathway for Sociology - General Concentration

For students who entered fall 2016 and beyond.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
Total16
ENGL.1010 /
HONR.1100
College Writing I / FYSH (CW)
3
FAHS.1090First Year Experience Seminar11
SOCI.1010Introduction to Sociology (DCA)3
MATH.xxxxMathematics (MATH.1110/1510 recommended) (MATH)3
WLxx.xxxxLanguage 1 & Culture
3
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)3

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
Total16
ENGL.1020College Writing II (CW)
3
SOCI.xxxxSociology Elective3
WLxx.xxxxLanguage 2 & Culture
3
xxxx.xxxxScience w/lab (SCL)4
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)3

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
SOCI.2010Foundations of Social Analysis (WOC)3
SOCI.xxxxSociology Elective
3
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)3
xxxx.xxxxScience w/lab (SCL)
4
xxxx.xxxxLanguage 3 & Culture  or World Ready Elective2
3
Total16

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
SOCI.3210Classical Social Theory (SRE)3
SOCI.xxxxSociology Elective
3
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)3
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)
3
xxxx.xxxxLanguage 4 & Culture or  World Ready Elective2
3
Total15

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
SOCI.4020Quantitative Methods for Social Research (IL), (QL)3
SOCI.3220Contemporary Social Theory3
xxxx.xxxx
STEM Persp. (STEM)3
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)3
xxxx.xxxxWorld Ready Elective2 or Free Elective3
Total15

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
SOCI.4030
Qualitative Methods for Social Research (AIL), (CTPS)3
SOCI.3/4xxx
Sociology Elective3
xxxx.xxxx
Free Elective
3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
Total15

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
SOCI.3/4xxxSociology Elective
3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
Total15

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
Total15
SOCI.4xxxSociology Capstone33
xxx.xxxxFree Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
Total Minimum Credits = 120

1Required for entering Freshmen.

2World Ready Language Track (WR track) requires successful completion of a two course sequence in a World Language (depending on placement) and three approved courses on the culture/history/literature/film related to that language, but taught in English. (Total of 15 credits.) For detailed information refer to Policies - Language Requirements in the undergraduate catalog.

3Choose one from the following:

A major in Sociology consists of 36 to 45 credits with at least 21 credits at the 3000 level or above (includes required and elective courses in the major). NOTE: Students may not exceed the maximum of 45 credits of Sociology Department courses. At least 75 credits must be earned outside of the major including Core Curriculum requirements and free electives.

Students transferring to the college and wishing to major in sociology must make individual arrangements with the department chairperson regarding satisfaction of major course requirements. 

No more than two Breadth of Knowledge courses can be taken with the same prefix. The Core Curriculum courses may be taken in any sequence. Refer to the Core Curriculum policy for further details. You should meet with your faculty adviser to determine how you will meet the Core Curriculum requirements.

Current UMass Lowell students should be using their Advisement Report in SiS. If you need assistance, please contact your adviser.

Restriction on off-campus study:

Be advised that any course taken at another institution must be formally approved prior to enrollment. See the catalog policy for details.

Last updated: 8/05/2021