Bachelor of Arts in Sociology 385000BA
Statement of policies - Admission
For students enrolled at the University of Akron and for students wishing to transfer directly to Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences from their institutions, the following criteria must be satisfied for admission to the Department of Sociology:
- The student must be admissible to Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
- A minimum grade point average of 2.20 must be met in all university work, including transfer credits. Only credits earned at an accredited institution of postsecondary education, as recognized by The University of Akron, will be considered for transfer credit, and only those grades will be considered in the grade point average.
A Sociology major must earn a cumulative 2.20 grade point average in Sociology and overall to graduate with such a declared major.
|General Education Requirements||34|
|College of Arts & Sciences Requirements||14|
|Additional Credits for Graduation *||42|
Bachelor's degrees require a minimum of 120 credit hours for graduation.
Note: A 2.2 cumulative GPA is required for graduation in this major.
General Education Courses
|Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree must complete three tiers of General Education coursework. Tiers I and II provide students with foundational skills and breadth of disciplinary knowledge. Tier III courses require students to integrate knowledge, understand diverse perspectives, and think critically about complex issues. Courses tagged for Tier III may also fulfill major or Disciplinary Area requirements.|
|Tier I: Academic Foundations||12|
Quantitative Reasoning: 3 credit hours
Speaking: 3 credit hours
Writing: 6 credit hours
|Tier II: Disciplinary Areas||22|
Arts/Humanities: 9 credit hours
Natural Sciences: 7 credit hours
Social Sciences: 6 credit hours
|Tier III: Tagged Courses|
Select one class from each of the following subcategories:
Review the General Education Requirements page for detailed course listings.
College of Arts & Sciences Requirements
|Degree requirements in Arts & Sciences include the demonstration of ability to use another language by completion of the second year of a foreign language.|
101 Beginning I
102 Beginning II
201 Intermediate I
202 Intermediate II
|Survey of Deaf Culture in America (American Sign Language option only)|
|Students must also complete a minimum of 40 credits (excluding workshops) consisting of either:|
Upper-level (300/400) courses both in and outside of the student’s major;
or other courses outside the major department approved by the student’s major department chair (permission should be obtained prior to enrollment); these may not include workshops
|3850:100||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|3850:301||Methods of Social Research I (Only offered fall semester)||3|
|3850:302||Methods of Social Research II (Only offered spring semester)||3|
|Complete 18 credits:||18|