Sociology, BALAS

for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences Major in Sociology


department page: Sociology

department website: https://sociology.illinois.edu/

department faculty: Sociology Faculty


overview of college admissions & requirements: Liberal Arts & Sciences

college website: https://las.illinois.edu/


email: soc@illinois.edu


A Major Plan of Study Form must be completed and submitted to the LAS Student Academic Affairs Office before the end of the fifth semester (60-75 hours). Please see your adviser.

Departmental distinction: In order to achieve distinction, high distinction, or highest distinction, a sociology major must meet the following requirements:

  • Have completed SOC 490 or SOC 495
  • Attain a UIUC GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • If both these requirements are met, then the MAJOR GPA distributes as follows:
    • 3.25 – Distinction
    • 3.50 – High Distinction
    • 3.75 – Highest Distinction

for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences Major in Sociology


A Major Plan of Study Form must be completed and submitted to the LAS Student Academic Affairs Office before the end of the fifth semester (60-75 hours). Please see your adviser.

Departmental distinction: In order to achieve distinction, high distinction, or highest distinction, a sociology major must meet the following requirements:

  • Have completed SOC 490 or SOC 495
  • Attain a UIUC GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • If both these requirements are met, then the MAJOR GPA distributes as follows:
    • 3.25 – Distinction
    • 3.50 – High Distinction
    • 3.75 – Highest Distinction

General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.


Minimum required major and supporting course work: Normally equates to 44 hours including 32 hours of Sociology courses.

Twelve hours of 300- and 400-level in the major must be taken on this campus.


Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours.


SOC 100Introduction to Sociology4
SOC 200Introduction to Sociological Theory3
SOC 280Intro to Social Statistics 14
SOC 380Social Research Methods4
Select one of the following capstone experiences:3
Internships
Senior Capstone Seminar
Senior Honors Seminar
Students may select any sociology courses to fulfill the requirement of 32 hours in Sociology14
Supporting course work taken outside the Department of Sociology 212