Sociology (B.A.)

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

http://www.fgcu.edu/CAS/Sociology/index.asp
(239) 590-7196

2014-2015 Catalog Year

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

  1. FGCU General Education Program (GEP) (36 hrs)
    Refer to the General Education Program for more information.
    1. Communication (6 hrs)
      1. ENC 1101(3)
      2. ENC 1102(3)
    2. Mathematics (6 hrs)
      1. STA 2023(3)
    3. Humanities (9 hrs)
      1. HUM 2510(3)
    4. Social Sciences (6-9 hrs)
      1. SYG 2000 (3) recommended
    5. Natural Sciences (6-9 hrs)

      Note: At least one Natural Sciences course must include a laboratory or field component. Courses meeting this requirement contain a “C” or “L” in their course numbers. Each combined lecture and laboratory course (marked with a C) is equivalent to taking the lecture and laboratory separately
  2. Common Prerequisites

    Any 6 hours of lower level courses with the prefix of SYA, SYD, SYG, SYO or SYP (GEP).

  3. Required Courses in the Major (21 hrs)
    • IDS 3143 Issues in Science and Technology (3)
    • IDS 3300 Foundations of Civic Engagement (3)
    • IDS 3332 Issues in Culture and 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. Electives in the Major (18 hrs)
    1. Select one of the following:
      • SYA 3010 Sociological Theory (3)
      • SYA 3120 Contemporary Theory (3)

    2. Select one of the following:
      • SYO 3120 Sociology of Marriage and Family (3)
      • SYO 3360 Organization of Work (3)

    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)

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

    5. 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 Social Organization of Death and Dying (3)

    6. 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 hrs)
    • IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives (variable)

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED:   120 HRS

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • A minimum of 120 credit hours.
  • A minimum of 48 of the 120 hours must be at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • A minimum grade of C for each course used to satisfy the following categories: common prerequisites, required courses in the major, and electives in the major.
  • Satisfaction of the Communication and Computation 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.

Transfer Notes and Acceptable Substitutes

For All Majors: Students are strongly recommended to select required lower division electives that will enhance their General Education coursework and that will support their intended baccalaureate degree program. Students should consult with an academic advisor in their major degree area.

The information contained in this catalog excerpt is intended for informational purposes only. Every effort is made to provide this information as accurately as possible at the time of publication; however, the university reserves the right to revise any section or part without notice or obligation.
Printed on: 9/1/2014.