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2013-2014 Catalog 
2013-2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology, B.A.

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In addition to adhering to the UC Merced and School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts requirements, the Sociology major requires at least 52 units in Sociology and related courses. Courses in the major emphasis must be taken for a letter grade, and specifically may not be taken on a pass/no pass basis unless the course is only offered on a pass/no pass basis. Required courses are:

Lower Division Major Requirements [16 Units]

Upper Division Major Requirements [36 Units]

See a SSHA advisor or the SSHA Advising website for a list of acceptable courses.

  • [4 units]
  • At least 6 additional upper division Sociology courses [24 units]
  • Not including courses numbered in the 190s.

  • At least two additional upper division related courses outside of Sociology [8 units]

Transfer Students

Transfer students who wish to major in Sociology should complete the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) at their community college. Transfer students may not be admitted to the Sociology major without specific major preparation. Please contact the Office of Admissions for current information.

Sociology Program Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, students majoring in Sociology will be able to:

  1. Think critically about the causes and consequences of social inequality;
  2. Design and evaluate empirical sociological research;
  3. Explain and apply the major theoretical perspectives in sociology;
  4. Communicate orally and in writing about sociological concepts;
  5. Use their sociological education outside of the undergraduate classroom, particularly in their careers or further education. 

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