Degree Information

The Sociology Department offers the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a track in Gender Studies. Students will have the opportunity to complement the Sociology core with gender studies courses in Sociology, Arts and Letters, and Social Sciences.  

University Credit Hour & Residency Requirements

Like all Baccalaureate degrees offered by IU Southeast, the BA in Sociology - Gender Studies Track requires a minimum of 120 credit hours and a minimum of 30 credit hours of upper-level coursework (300-level or above).  No more than 64 credit hours earned in accredited junior/community colleges may be applied toward a Baccalaureate degree. The University Residency Requirement dictates that students must complete no less than 26 credit hours at IU Southeast during their senior year and no less than 10 credit hours of coursework in the major field of study.

Department of Sociology Residency Requirement

The Department of Sociology enforces the University Credit Hour & Residency Requirments with no additions.

General Education Core

All IU Southeast Baccalaureate degrees require 30 credit hours of General Education Core coursework.  Students must complete courses to satisfy each category listed below.  For a list of courses that satisfy the General Education Core requirements, click here.

  • Information Literacy (1 credit)
  • Written Communications I (3 credits)
  • Written Communications II (3 credits)
  • Oral Communications (3 credits)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (3 credits)
  • Ethical Reasoning/Diversity (3 credits)
  • Natural Sciences (one lecture – 3 credits, one lab – 2 credits)
  • Arts/Humanities(3 credits)
  • Social Science (3 credits)
  • General Education Additional Requirement (Art, Humanities, or Social Science) (3 credits)

Please note that several courses required for the Sociology Gender Studies Major may “double dip” with the general education core courses.

For a list of current course offerings, click here.

BA Distribution Requirements

In addition to the 30 cr. General Education Core students completing a Bachelor of Arts degree are required to complete the following BA Distribution Requirements.

  • Social Science (3 credits)
  • Natural Science (3 credits)
  • Historical Investigation (6 credits)
  • Foreign Language (14 credits in a single language)

BA Sociology Gender Studies Track Major Requirements

  • Sociology (27 credit hours)
  • Social Science Gender Course (3 credits)
  • Arts & Letters Gender Course (3 credits)
  • Mathematics (3 credits)

To download a copy of the BA Sociology Gender Studies Checksheet, click here.

Specific degree requirements can also be viewed in the online Academic Bulletin.