Department of Sociology

Degree Requirements
  • The B.A. in Sociology requires a minimum of 120 credits.
  • The major requires that at least 30 credits be taken in sociology:   one three-credit methods course; one three-credit theory course; and 24 credits (eight courses) of electives in sociology.   Sociology majors may take more than 30 credits in sociology, and many do so.  

  • Students majoring in Sociology are required to earn a grade of "C" or better in all sociology courses that are counted towards the Sociology major's minimum requirement of 30 credits.  

  • Students entering FAU as freshmen must meet the University's core curriculum/four-year degree program requirements as listed in the Degree Requirements section of the undergraduate catalog and the College's requirements as set forth under Undergraduate Programs in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters.   Be sure to check out Sociology's "flight plan" for a guide that will help you through the major and to graduation.    

  • Sociology majors are required to take eight credits of appropriate college-level courses in one modern foreign language. College-level transfer credits or credits earned through CLEP or Advanced Placement Examination may satisfy or be applied toward the foreign language requirement for graduation.

  • Prerequisite Coursework for Transfer Students:  students transferring to Florida Atlantic University must complete both lower-division requirements (including the requirements of the Intellectual Foundations Program)  and requirements for the college and major. Lower-division requirements may be completed through the A.A. degree from any Florida public college, university or    community college or through equivalent coursework at another regionally accredited institution. Please see Transfer Student Guidebook for more information.

 Last Modified 11/9/15