May 17, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Sociology, B.S.


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Sociology Major


Any incoming freshman, college transfer student, international student, or current UH student with an overall GPA of 2.00 interested in majoring in Sociology must apply first as a Sociology pre-major.

After completion of SOCI 1301  and SOC 3300  or SOC 3400  with a minimum grade of C in each course, a student may petition the Department of Sociology to declare a major in Sociology. Students must earn a minimum 2.00 grade point average in all courses in the major (required or elective) attempted at this university.

Students who choose to major in Sociology must also meet the university core requirements and the college core requirements for a Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Bachelor of Arts  or Bachelor of Science  degree.

Requirements


34 hours (22 advanced) to include:

Concentrations


Students may elect to complete a concentration in one of the following areas:

Students who elect to pursue a concentration must declare this at any time during matriculation, but after they have become a SOC major (they cannot be in Pre-SOC standing) and before the semester they anticipate to graduate. However, they are encouraged to declare this early on in their academic careers.

Students who complete all requirements of the concentration will graduate with a degree in sociology with a concentration in that specific area, e.g., BA/BS in Sociology with a concentration in Health and Medicine or BA/BS in Sociology with a concentration in Workplace Diversity.

To complete a concentration in Sociology, students must complete four courses from the approved list of concentration courses (see below). They must complete one required course on this list (see below).

Health and Medicine


To complete a concentration in Health and Medicine, students must complete one of the required courses plus three additional courses.

Required


One of the following:

Electives


Plus, three additional courses:

Workplace Diversity


To complete a concentration in Workplace Diversity, students must complete one of the required courses plus three additional courses.

Required


One of the following:

Note(s):


Students should plan to complete SOC 3300  and SOC 3400  by the end of their junior year. Students should plan to complete SOC 3301  by early in their senior year.

Students must complete at least 18 of the required 32 semester hours in sociology in residence at the University of Houston. Fifteen of these 18 hours must be advanced. Transferred credit to be counted toward the sociology major requirements must have a grade of C- or better.

Sociology majors must have an approved minor to graduate.

Additional Information

For additional information, write, call, or visit the Web site:

University of Houston
Department of Sociology
Attn: Undergraduate Advisor
450 Philip G. Hoffman Hall
Houston, Texas 77204-3012

713-743-3940

www.sociology.uh.edu

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