Degree Information

The interdisciplinary option is open to students who wish to integrate the study of sociology with that of another discipline or to apply sociological theory and methods to the data of another discipline. Examples of areas that lend themselves to this approach are:

  • the sociology of formal organizations or the sociology of work (with business and economics courses)
  • the sociology of the arts (with fine arts or humanities courses)
  • comparative sociology (with anthropology courses)

University Credit Hour & Residency Requirements

Like all Baccalaureate degrees offered by IU Southeast, the BA in Sociology - Interdisciplinary Option 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 Interdisciplinary Option 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 Interdisciplinary Option Requirements

  • Sociology (SOC-S163, S250, S251, S295, S441, S470, and one 3 cr. Sociology elective at 200-400 level)
  • Advanced Work (300 or 400 level) in another discipline (6 credits)
  • Students are then required to apply what they have learned in a directed readings and research course in which they prepare an extensive study and for which they receive an additional 3 credits in Sociology (3 credits)