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Undergraduate Bulletin 2006-2008 [Archived Catalog]

Sociology (B.A.)


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Program: B.A.
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
School of Arts and Sciences

Classroom-Medical Building 241 ~ 260-481-6842 ~ www.ipfw.edu/soca/soc.htm

Courses in sociology provide an understanding of society and of the relationship between the individual and society. Studies in sociology help to prepare you for graduate school and careers in the social services, law, human relations, criminal justice, government, education, and mass media. In order to effectively plan a course of study that will best meet your educational and career objectives, you will be assigned to an advisor as soon as you declare a major in sociology.

Although a minor is not required, study in an outside area is recommended. Anthropology, computer science, economics, history, labor studies, political science, psychology, organizational leadership and supervision, and women’s studies support the major well.

To earn a B.A. with a major in sociology, you must fulfill the requirements of IPFW (see Part 7) and the School of Arts and Sciences (see Part 3), and satisfactorily complete the following courses.

IPFW General Education Requirements


Area I—Linguistic and Numerical Foundations


Area II—Natural and Physical Sciences Credits: 6


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

Area III—The Individual, Culture, and Society


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

  • Additional credits in Area III Credits: 3

Area IV—Humanistic Thought Credits: 6


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

Area V—Creative and Artistic Expression Credits: 3


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

Area VI—Inquiry and Analysis (not in SOC) Credits: 3


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

School of Arts and Sciences Requirements


English Writing


Foreign Language


  • Requirements in Arts and Sciences Part B Credits: 14

Distribution (not in SOC)


  • Requirements in Arts and Sciences Part C Credits: 9

Cultural Studies


  • Requirements in Arts and Sciences Part D Credits: 6

Sociology Elective Courses Credits: 15


All additional sociology elective courses must be at the 200 level or above; 9 of the 15 credit hours must be at the 300 level or above.

General Elective Courses


  • Sufficient additional credits to bring the total to 124.

Total Credits: 124


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