The greater Los Angeles area provides a natural laboratory for students to explore such sociological themes as race relations, work and workplace, immigration, the family in a changing society, population trends, globalization, religion, and the criminal justice system. Many of our undergraduate courses include opportunities to engage with the community and pursue independent research.
for students entering program beginning Fall 2011
(for former requirements, see 2010 course catalogue. current students completing their degree after Fall 2011 will have the option of following the new or the old major and minor requirements)
Major Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
Nine courses (36 units) to include the four core courses of sociology:
SOCI 200 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 313 Sociological Research Methods
SOCI 314 Analyzing Social Statistics
SOCI 370 Sociological Theory
Five additional courses are required for the major. These are to be chosen from the elective upper division sociology courses grouped into two Theme Areas:
All majors must take at least one course in each of the two theme areas.
(See Theme Area descriptions.)
A minimum of a C (2.0) average in the major is required for graduation.