Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in Sociology. To view the list of courses approved to fulfill KU Core Goals, please visit the KU Core website.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 101 (Goal 2.1 (2 crs req), BA Writing I)13ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 (2 crs req), BA Writing II)3
MATH 101 (Goal 1.2 Quantitative Reasoning)23Quantitative Reasoning (Goal 1.2, BA Quantitative Reasoning)33
1st Semester Language (BA Second Language)52nd Semester Language (BA Second Language)5
First Year Seminar (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking)3COMS 130 (Goal 2.2 Communication)3
Goal 3 Humanities3SOC 104, 105, or 304 (Goal 1.1 or Goal 3S or Goal 4.1, Major Requirement)23
 17 17
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
3rd Semester Language (BA Second Language)34th Semester Language, or 1st semester of Another Language (BA Second Language)3-5
Goal 3 Natural Science3Goal 4.1 US Diversity3
Lab Science (BA Lab Requirement)1SOC 310 (Major Requirement)3
SOC Elective 100+ (Major Requirement)23SOC Elective 100+ (Major Requirement)3
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3 
 13 12-14
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
SOC Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)3Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics 3
SOC 510 (Major Requirement)3SOC 500 (Major Requirement)3
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3SOC Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
SOC Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)3SOC Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)3
LA&S 490 (Recommended, or elective)3SOC 698 or 699 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, or SOC Elective)43
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 LA&S 492 (Job Search Stategies, or elective)1
 15 16
Total Hours: 120-122
1

The BA requires completion of two courses of collegiate-level writing instruction. Students who test out of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal 2.1 course.    

2

The Sociology department has admission requirements that must be met in order to be admitted to the major. Admission requirements include completion of MATH 101 or MATH 104, SOC 104/SOC 105, or SOC 304 and a SOC elective, which a grade point average of 2.50 in these admission courses. Review admission requirements here

3

Visit this website for a list of courses that fulfill the BA Quantitative Reasoning requirement. 

4

Up to 3 hours of hours of SOC 490, SOC 598, or SOC 698, and 6 hours of SOC 499 are allowed to count toward the major.

SOC 698 is recommended to fulfill an elective requirement in the major and to fulfill Goal 6 of the KU Core. If SOC 698 is not taken, an alternate SOC Elective will need to be taken for the major, and an alternate Goal 6 course will need to be taken to fulfill the KU Core.

Please note:

All students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are required to completed 120 total hours of which 45 hours must be at the Jr/Sr (300+) level.

The same course cannot be used to fulfill more than one KU Core Goal. However, overlap of a KU Core course with a major or degree-specific requirement is allowed. Overlapping is recommended to allow more opportunities to explore other majors and/or minors.