Sociology, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Requirements for Majors

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
SOC 10500Individual, Group and Society: An Introduction to Sociology

3

SOC 23200Methods and Techniques of Sociological Research

4

SOC 23700Foundations of Sociological Theory

4

Elective Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
Seven additional Sociology courses

21

Total Credit Hours:32

Note: 23300-23600: Fieldwork does not count as one of the seven courses, but does count towards graduation

Concentration in Urban Issues, Politics, and Policy

While a great number of courses offered by the Department are relevant to urban concerns, the following electives are especially recommended for a concentration:

Course NumberTitleCredits
SOC 23300-23600Field Work in Social Service or Tutorial Research

3 cr. Maximum: 6 cr. cumulative.

SOC 24100Criminology

3

SOC 24200Juvenile Justice

3

SOC 24300Sociology of Youth

3

SOC 24400Principles of Social Work

3

SOC 24500Sociology of Social Welfare Institutions

3

SOC 24800Deviance

3

SOC 25100Urban Sociology

3

SOC 25300Ethnic Minority Groups

3

SOC 25500Demography

3

SOC 27400Urban Politics and Policy

3

SOC 29000Immigration

3

Total Credit Hours Required for obtaining a B.A. degree: 120, at least 90 of which must be in the Liberal Arts and Sciences (RLA).

(Although the department does not offer a degree in Social Work, a concentration in this area has been found most helpful for students who later wish to study for M.S.W. degrees).

General Education Requirements ("Pathways")

In general, students are required to complete 42 credits of General Education coursework, with some adjustments for transfer students. See the General Education Requirements ("Pathways") section of the Bulletin for more information.

Grade Point Average Requirements

A 2.0 GPA in the major is required for graduation. The GPA in the major is calculated from courses in the major based in the major department only, and that have been taken at City College or through ePermit, including all courses in excess of the minimum required for the degree.