The Sociology Department offers the Bachelor of Science in Sociology. Students will have the ability to gain greater depth of knowledge in Sociology as a science and it provides more development of research skills.
University Credit Hour & Residency Requirements
All Baccalaureate degrees offered by IU Southeast 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 Requirements
The Department of Sociology enforces the University Credit Hour & Residency Requirements with no additions.
General Education Core Requirements
All IU Southeast Baccalaureate degrees require 30 credit hours of General Education Core coursework. Students must select a course(s) to satisfy each category listed below. View the list of courses that satisfy the General Education Core requirements.
- Information Literacy (1 credit)
- Written Communications I (3 credits)
- Written Communications II (3 credits)
- Oral Communications (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 your Major may “double dip” with the general education core courses.
In addition to the 30 cr. General Education Core students completing a Bachelor of Science degree are required to complete the following BS Distribution Requirements.
- Natural Science (8 credits)
Bachelor of Science in Sociology Requirements
- Sociology (34 credit hours)
- Two courses outside of Sociology that enhance research and practice-based skills from the listed group or by Sociology faculty approval (6 credits)
- Mathematics (3 credits)