Bachelor of Arts/Science in Applied Sociology

The Bachelor of Arts / Science in Applied Sociology has five basic components:

  1. General Education & Institutional Requirements
  2. Foreign Language Requirement (Bachelor of Arts only)
  3. Sociology Required Courses
  4. Sociology Elective Courses
  5. Electives: college-level courses from any prefix to meet Graduation Requirements

DSU General Education & Institutional Requirements

All DSU General Education and Institutional requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

Institutional Requirement in Computer Literacy
Computer Literacy0-6
General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Information Literacy0-1
Mathematics3-5
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Literature/Humanities3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5
Two (2) Global & Cultural Perspectives Courses0-6
Bachelor of Arts: Foreign Language Requirement3-16
Complete one of the following:
- Complete 16 credits in a single foreign language, through earned credit (grade C or higher), credit by examination, or vertical credit from the courses listed on the GE Foreign Language Requirement page 1
- Complete a 2020 or higher foreign language course (grade C or higher)
- Complete a 3060 foreign language course listed below (grade C or higher)
- Receive 16 transfer credits for GEFL 1000 (8) and GEFL 2000 (8) in a single foreign language (grade C or higher)
OR
Complete a 1020 course listed below in a second foreign language (grade C or higher) AND one of the following:
1. In a language not taught at DSU, receive 12 FLATS exam credits for FLAT 1000 (8) and FLAT 2000 (4)
or
2. In a language not taught at DSU, receive 12 transfer credits articulated as GEFL 1000 (8) and GEFL 2000 (4) (all grade C or higher)
OR
Available only to students who are nonnative English speakers, complete one of the following:
- Complete 16 credits of ESL courses listed below (grade B or higher)
- Complete ESL 2750 or ESL 2760 (grade B or higher).
- Submit one of the following test scores required for unconditional DSU admission: TOEFL (61 iBT, 173 CBT, or 500 PBT); or Michigan (70); or USU-IELE equivalent score. Other tests may be accepted for admission to DSU but will not fulfill this requirement. Official scores must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.
Total Hours3-16
1

General Education Foreign Language Classes may be found on the General Education page.

Sociology Required Courses
MATH 1040Introduction to Statistics 23
SOC 1010Introduction to Sociology 23
SOC 3111Research Methods3
SOC 3112Social Statistics3
SOC 3140Sociological Theory3
SOC 4910Senior Capstone3
Sociology Elective Courses
Complete 24 credits from the following with no more than 6 lower division credits counting toward the major.
SOC 1020Social Problems3
SOC 1200Sociology of the Family3
SOC 3010Stratification and Inequality3
SOC 3020Social Psychology3
SOC 3041Sociology of Rock Music3
SOC 3113Survey Research and Data Analysis3
SOC 3114Qualitative Research Methods3
SOC 3370Gender in Contemporary Society3
SOC 3435Globalization3
SOC 3550Organizations in Society3
SOC 3560Deviance and Social Control3
SOC 3630Sociology of Racial & Ethnic Relations3
SOC 4890Applied Sociology Internship3
2

 Course may be used to meet both Sociology and General Education requirements.

 Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  5. Grade C or higher in each Sociology Core and Sociology Elective course

Graduation Plan

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
SOC 1010 Introduction to Sociology 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
LIB 1010 Information Literacy 1
MATH 1040 Introduction to Statistics 3
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
General Education (Life Sciences) 3
 Hours16
Spring Semester
Sociology Elective: Lower division 3
CIS 1200 Computer Literacy 3
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics: 3
General Education (American Institutions) 3
General Education (Physical Sciences & Lab) 4
 Hours16
2nd Year
Fall Semester
Sociology Elective: Lower Divsion 3
General Education (Literature/Humanities) 3
General Education (Exploration) 3
General Education (GLOCUP) 3
General Education (GLOCUP) 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
SOC 3111 Research Methods 3
Sociology Elective: Upper Division 3
Foreign Language: 1010 4
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours16
3rd Year
Fall Semester
SOC 3112 Social Statistics 3
Sociology Elective: Upper Division 3
Foreign Language: 1020 4
General Elective 3
 Hours13
Spring Semester
SOC 3140 Sociological Theory 3
Sociology Elective: Upper Division 3
Foreign Language: 2010 4
General Elective 3
Upper Division Elective 3
 Hours16
4th Year
Fall Semester
Sociology Elective: Upper Division 3
Sociology Elective: Upper Division 3
Foreign Language: 2020 4
Upper Division Elective 3
 Hours13
Spring Semester
Sociology Elective: Upper Division 3
SOC 4910 Senior Capstone 3
Upper Division Elective 3
Upper Division Elective 3
Upper Division Elective 3
 Hours15
 Total Hours120