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Sociology (B.A.) 2015-2016 Catalog Year

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Social Sciences
http://www.fgcu.edu/CAS/Sociology/index.asp
(239) 590-7196
Program Admission Requirements
  • Submit an FGCU Undergraduate Admission Application and satisfy all applicable university admission requirements.
  • Complete common prerequisites with a grade of C or better.
  • Attend an orientation session.
  • Sign an Advising Agreement document.
Program Requirements

To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  1. FGCU General Education Program (http://www.fgcu.edu/general_education/)

  2. Common Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course

    FGCU Course: Any 6 hours of lower level courses with the prefix of SYA, SYD, SYG, SYO or SYP
    Acceptable Course: (SYAXXXX or SYDXXXX or SYGXXXX or SYOXXXX or SYPXXXX) and (SYAXXXX or SYDXXXX or SYGXXXX or SYOXXXX or SYPXXXX)

  3. Required Courses in the Major (21 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    IDS 3143 Issues in Science & Technology (3)
    IDS 3300 Foundations of Civic-Engagement (3)
    IDS 3332 Issues in Culture & Society (3)
    SYA 3300 Social Research Methods (3)
    SYA 3310 Qualitative Research Methods (3)
    SYA 4935 Senior Capstone (3)
    SYO 3530 Social Stratification (3)

  4. Restricted Electives in the Major (18 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    Select one of the following:
    SYA 3010 Sociological Theory (3)
    SYA 3120 Contemp Sociological Theory (3)

    Select one of the following:
    SYO 3120 Sociology of Marriage & Family (3)
    SYO 3360 Social Organization of Work (3)

    Select one of the following:
    SYA 3910 Directed Independent Study (3)
    SYA 3930 Special Topics (3)
    SYD 3410 Urban Sociology (3)
    SYD 3770 Race & Culture (3)
    SYD 3800 Sociology of Gender (3)
    SYD 3930 Special Topics (3)
    SYD 4020 Global Population (3)
    SYD 4603 Community Development (3)
    SYD 4910 Directed Independent Study (3)

    Select one of the following:
    SYO 3120 Sociology of Marriage & Family (3)*
    SYO 3200 Sociology of Religion (3)
    SYO 3360 Social Organization of Work (3)*
    SYO 3400 Medical Sociology (3)
    SYO 3910 Directed Independent Study (3)
    SYO 3930 Special Topics (3)

    Select one of the following:
    SYP 3520 Sociology of Crime (3)
    SYP 3910 Directed Independent Study (3)
    SYP 3930 Special Topics (3)
    SYP 4631 Sociology Through Film (3)
    SYP 4640 Sociology of Leisure (3)
    SYP 4731 Aging, Self and Society (3)
    SYP 4741 Soc. Org. of Death & Dying (3)

    Select one of the following:
    SYA 4949 Sociology Internship (3)
    Any 3000-4999 level course with the prefix of SYA, SYD, SYG, SYO, SYP (3)*

    *Courses used to satisfy one elective category cannot be used to satisfy another elective category.

  5. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED: 120

Additional Graduation Requirements
  • A minimum of 120 credits.
  • A minimum of 48 of the 120 credits must be at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfaction of the College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfaction of the Service Learning requirement (See www.fgcu.edu/connect).
  • Satisfaction of the residency requirement: thirty of the last sixty credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Completion of the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an online Application for Graduation via Gulfline by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.

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