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B.S. in Sociology

Sociology is the scientific study of society and human behavior. Through the use of both research and theories, sociologists develop understandings of complex forms of human behavior. Students have key opportunities to engage in high-impact practices like global learning courses, internships, study abroad, collaborative assignments, and conducting research with professors.

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Plan Your Degree

Disclaimer: This program map is intended ONLY as a guide for students to plan their course of study. It does NOT replace any information in the Undergraduate Catalog, which is the official guide for completing degree requirements.

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
C1: ENGL 1101

English Composition I

3
M: MATH 1001

Quantitative Skills & Reasoning

3
P2: POLS 1101

American Government

3
F: SOCI 1101

Introduction to Sociology

3
A: Humanities 3

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
C2: ENGL 1102

English Composition II

3
S1 OR P1

World or US History

3
T1: Science + Lab 4
I1: Written and Oral Communication 3
A: Humanities 3

 

15 Fall Credit Hours + 16 Spring Credit Hours = 31 Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
S1 OR P1

World or US History

3
T2: Non-lab Science 3
S2: Social Science 3
I2: Institutional Options 2
F: Major Course 3

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
T3: STEM Course 3
F: Major Course 3
F: Major Course 3
F: Major Course 3
F: Major Course 3

 

14 Fall Credit Hours + 15 Spring Credit Hours = 29 Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
SOCI 4053

Sociological Theory

3
SOCI Course

Upper Division SOCI Elective

3
SOCI Course
Upper Division SOCI Elective
3
Minor/Electives

6 credit hours of Supporting Classes, Minor Classes or Electives as Needed

6

Note:

  • If you are taking courses online, you would take SOCI 4000 and 4003 this semester instead of SOCI 4053 and a SOCI course elective.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
SOCI 4000

Research Methodology

3
SOCI Course

Upper Division SOCI Elective

3
SOCI Course

Upper Division SOCI Elective

3
Minor/Electives

6 credit hours of Supporting Classes, Minor Classes or Electives as Needed

6

Milestone:

  • Prerequisites for SOCI 4015, Analyzing and Visualizing Data, and Internship have been met.
  • If you are taking courses online, you would take SOCI 4053 and the Diversity Requirement this semester instead of SOCI 4000 and a SOCI course elective.

15 Fall Credit Hours + 15 Spring Credit Hours = 30 Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
SOCI 4003

Applied Statistics for Sociology

3
SOCI Course

Upper Division SOCI Elective

3
Minor/Electives

6 credit hours of Supporting Classes, Minor Classes or Electives as Needed

6
Diversity Requirement

If not already met. (SOCI 3543, 3603, 3623, 3943, 4323 or 4543)

3

Milestone:

  • Completes Sociology Area B.
  • If you are taking courses online, you would take two SOCI course elective this semester instead of SOCI 4003 and the Diversity Requirement.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
SOCI 4984

Capstone Senior Seminar

3
SOCI Course

Upper Division SOCI Elective

3
SOCI Course

Upper Division SOCI Elective

3
Minor/Electives

6 credit hours of Supporting Classes, Minor Classes or Electives as Needed

6

Milestone:

  • Completes Sociology Area C, D, and E.

15 Fall Credit Hours + 15 Spring Credit Hours = 30 Credit Hours

Crush Your Course

First Year:

  • Ensure a focus on Core Courses.
  • Take SOCI 1101: Introductory Sociology as soon as possible. It’s a pre-requisite for all upper-division Sociology courses.
  • Take courses that will assist you in mastering your later Sociology coursework (those with a focus on writing, critical thinking skills)

Middle Years:

  • Make sure you understand the requirements of the major—see an Advisor if you need help.
  • Take the required major Sociology courses in separate semesters (one per semester) (SOCI 4000, 4003, and 4053).
  • Try not to overwhelm yourself—take some of your more challenging courses mixed with less challenging ones.
  • Visit the UWG Writing Center and make Ingram Library your second home — feel familiar with the research process.
  • Consider taking summer courses to assist in your progression.

Last Year:

  • Take SOCI 4984: Capstone Senior Seminar in your final semester.
  • If you choose to do an internship, be sure to speak with the Internship Coordinator for information on requirements for placement and of the course.
  • Explore courses outside the major (consider a minor).
  • Take full advantage of the professional advice in Capstone: Senior Seminar course.
  • Attend seminars and/or information sessions and workshops focused on graduate school or getting employment.

Find Your Place

First Year:

  • Attend orientation events.
  • Start building relationships early (find your roommate on social media.
  • Build your network: search for Facebook groups for incoming freshmen, the Sociology Program and its student groups, and athletic teams or other groups of interest to you at UWG.
  • Attend events and traditions at UWG (football game, Wolfstock).

Middle Years:

  • Get involved in extracurricular activities.
  • Join the Sociology student organization and learn more about their honor society, Alpha Kappa Delta.
  • Connect with your College: offer to serve on the CACSI Study Advisory Committee
  • Give back: volunteer!
  • Attend UWG Scholars Day.

Last Year:

  • Take advantage of the many experiential learning labs at UWG.
  • Consider mentoring new Sociology majors.
  • Get a jump-start on your career: take full advantage of the UWG career center (resume building; interview practice; job repository; borrow a suit for your interview).

Broaden Your Perspectives

First Year:

Middle Years:

Last Year:

Connect Off-Campus

First Year:

  • Visit Wolves Vote to learn about the voting process and registration.
  • Consider volunteering for a campaign or organization in your community.

Middle Years:

  • Complete an internship in your field.
  • Consider a summer or part-time job.
  • Ask your department about networking opportunities with alumni.

Last Year:

  • Ask for advice from professionals in your field of interest.
  • Explore career shadowing opportunities.

Take Care of Yourself

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Middle Years:

Last Year:

Pave Your Path

First Year:

Middle Year:

  • Draft your resume and attend a resume blitz.
  • Learn about how to network on social media and update your Handshake profile.
  • Draft your personal statement.
  • Visit the graduate school to find out about graduate programs and admission requirements.

Last Year:

  • Request references from professors and supervisors.
  • Draft your resume cover letter and personal statement and revise it with career services.
  • Attend business fairs and career fairs at UWG and across the state.
  • Attend an interview workshop.
  • Apply for graduate programs.

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