Degree Requirements (B.A.)

Degree Requirements for B.A. in Sociology in the Traditional Track

Please refer to the IU Kokomo Academic Bulletin for full course descriptions.

For either track, complete the basic Humanities and Social Sciences degree curriculum for the B.A.

The following 18 credit hours of courses are required:

  • S100 Introduction to Sociology (3 cr.)
  • S252 Methods of Sociological Research (3 cr.)
  • S340 Social Theory (3 cr.)
  • S470 Senior Seminar (3 cr.)
  • K300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.)
  • S494 or S495 Internship or Research (3 credit hours)
Minimum of 15 additional, elective credit hours in sociology, to be selected from the following list:
  • S302 Organizational Life (3 cr.)
  • S314 Social Aspects of Health and Medicine (3 cr.)
  • S315 Work and Occupations (3 cr.)
  • S316 The Family (3 cr.)
  • S317 Inequality (3 cr.)
  • S325 Criminology (3 cr.)
  • S328 Juvenile Delinquency (3 cr.)
  • S331 Sociology of Aging (3 cr.)
  • S335 Race and Ethnic Relations (3 cr.)
  • S338 Gender Roles (3 cr.)
  • S344 Sociology of Childhood (3 cr.)
  • S360 Topics in Social Policy (3 cr.)
  • S361 Cities and Suburbs (3 cr.)
  • S363 Sociology of Development (3 cr.)
  • S411 Sociology of Power (3 cr.)
  • S419 Social Movements and Collective Action (3 cr.)
  • S420 Topics in Deviance (3 cr.)
  • S431 Topics in Social Psychology (3 cr.)
  • S494 Field Experience in Sociology (3 cr.)
  • S495 Individual Readings in Sociology (cr. arr)

Degree Requirements for the B.A. in Sociology--Applied Sociology/Human Services Track (30.0) credit hours)

Complete the Arts & Sciences General Education Curriculum (see above.)

Required Core Courses for the Traditional Track in the B.S. in Sociology (15 credit hours)

Please note that SOC S100 or SOC S101 Social Problems (applies to general education core but must be taken for the major)

  • SWK S141 Introduction to Social Work or HUMS 101 from Ivy Tech
  • SOC S252 Research Methods
  • PSY K300 Statistics
  • SOC S340 Social Theory
  • SOC S497 Field Experience in Human /Social Services
  • SOC S471 Senior Seminar in Applied Sociology/Human Services (AS/HS)

Elective Courses in AS/HS Track (5 courses or 15 credit hours from )

  • SOC S302 Organizational Life
  • SOC S314 Social Aspects of Heath and Medicine
  • SOC S315 Work and Occupations
  • SOC S316 Family
  • SOC S317 Inequality
  • SOC S325 Juvenile Delinquency
  • SOC S328 Criminology
  • SOC S331 Aging
  • SOC S344 Sociology of Childhood **
  • SOC S335 Race and Ethnic Relations
  • SOC S338 Gender Roles
  • SOC S360 Topics in Social Policy: Family Violence**
  • SOC S360 Topics in Social Policy: Drugs and Society
  • SOC S375 Issues in Human & Social Service Policy***
  • SOC S419 Social Movements and Collective Action
  • SOC S420 Topics in Deviance: White Collar Crime/Organized Crime

Up to two courses (6.0 credit hours) of the above 15.0 credit hours may be selected from Interdisciplinary Electives for AS/HS Track from the following courses from the approved list of upper level courses from other disciplines.

Those approved interdisciplinary elective courses include the following:

  • PSY P303 Health Psychology
  • PSY P324 Abnormal Psych
  • PSY P381 Helping Skills
  • SPEA V362 Nonprofit sector****
  • SPEA V373 Human Resource Mgmt****
  • SPEA V379 Program Evaluation****
  • SPCH C380 Organizational Communication****

*Please note that along with SOC S100 or S101, SOC S252 will is a prerequisite for all upper level sociology courses totally 6.0 credit hours prerequisite. Some courses also have other additional prerequisites.

**These courses have 9.0 credit hours as prerequisite (S100 or S101, S252, and S316 family

***This course is strongly recommended for the Applied Sociology/Human Services Track

****Please note that courses taken in SPEA are counted as non-Arts and Science electives but will still count toward the major.

Optional Specialty Concentrations within the B.A. in Sociology

Within either the Traditional or Applied Sociology/Human Services Track elective hours students may select optional Specialty Concentrations. Students may select, but are not required, to select courses within the two specialty concentrations. Each concentration requires 4 courses or 12.0 credit hours each from the listed courses for that concentration.

Children and Families Concentration (Any of the following four courses or 12.0 credit hours)

  • SOC S316 Family
  • SOC S331 Aging
  • SOC S338 Gender
  • SOC S344 Sociology of Childhood
  • SOC S360 Topics in Social Policy: Family Violence

Crime and Society Concentration (12.0 credit hours from the below courses)

Students will complete two of the following courses:

  • SOC S325 Criminology
  • SOC S328 Juvenile Delinquency
  • SOC S420 Topics in Deviance: White Collar Crime/Organized Crime
And Students will complete two of the following courses:
  • SOC S360 Topics in Social Policy: Family Violence
  • SOC S360 Topics in Social Policy: Drugs and Society
  • HIS A375 Crime and Punishment in U.S. History
  • One SPEA course as approved by sociology faculty such as:  SPEA J331 Corrections or SPEA V376 Law and Public Policy