Bachelor of Arts/Science in Applied Sociology

Program Curriculum 

120 credits

DSU General Education Requirements

All DSU General Education 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.

General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
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
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 1010 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

Sociology Core Requirements 

MATH 1040Introduction to Statistics (MA) 2,33
SOC 1010Introduction to Sociology (SS, GC) 2,33
SOC 3111Research Methods 33
SOC 3112Social Statistics 33
SOC 3140Sociological Theory3
SOC 4890Applied Sociology Internship3
SOC 4910Senior Capstone3

Sociology Elective Requirements

Complete 24 credit hours in Sociology (SOC) of which at least 18 credit hours must be upper-division (3000+).24

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
First Year Recommended Elective 2
SOC 1010 Introduction to Sociology (SS, GC) 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing (EN) 3
MATH 1040 Introduction to Statistics (MA) 3
General Education (Life Sciences/Lab) 4
 Hours15
Spring Semester
Sociology Elective: Lower division 3
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 3
General Education (American Institutions) 3
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
General Education (Physical Sciences) 3
 Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
Sociology Elective: Lower Divsion 3
General Education (Literature/Humanities) 3
General Education (Exploration) 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 2
 Hours14
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
Sociology Elective: Upper Division 3
 Hours16
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
SOC 4890 Applied Sociology Internship 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