Sociology, Bachelor of Arts

To obtain a BA with a major in Sociology, a student must fulfill university, college, and departmental requirements. Hour requirements follow:

  • 46 hours of University General Education courses
  • 16 hours of foreign languages
  • 12-19 hours college breadth requirement
  • 33 hours of major courses
  • 3-13 hours of electives

TOTAL HOURS: 120

Requirements

Core Required Courses
SOC 1010INTRODUCTORY SOCIOLOGY3
ANTH 1050INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY3
SOC 2120SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY3
SOC 2130SOCIAL STATISTICS3
SOC 2134SOCIAL STATISTICS LAB1
SOC 3510RESEARCH METHODS3
SOC 3514RESEARCH METHODS LAB1
SOC 4900SENIOR THESIS4
Additional Courses
Select one of the following options:12
Option 1:
Select one upper-level ANTH course (3 credits)
Select three upper-level SOC courses (9 credits)
Option 2:
Select a Concentration (12 credits)
Additional Requirements for the BA Degree
Students in the BA degree program are required to complete foreign language through the intermediate level.
Total Credits33

Concentration in Anthropology

Required Courses
ANTH 3910INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY3
ANTH 3920ESSENTIALS OF ARCHAEOLOGY3
ANTH 4210CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY3
Additional Course
Select one of the following:3
AFRICAN PEOPLES AND CULTURES
PEOPLES AND CULTURES OF NATIVE NORTH AMERICA
WORLD CULTURES AND PEOPLES
NORTH AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY
ETHNOMEDICINES OF THE AMERICAS
MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
ENVIRONMENTAL ANTHROPOLOGY AND NATIVE PEOPLES OF THE GREAT PLAINS
TOPICS IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
ANTHROPOLOGICAL RESEARCH
SEMINAR IN ANTHROPOLOGY
ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD METHODS
Total Credits12

Concentration in Families and Inequality

Required Courses
SOC 4150AMERICAN FAMILY PROBLEMS3
ANTH 4210CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY3
Additional Courses
Select two of the following:6
WORLD POPULATION AND SOCIAL ISSUES
SOCIOLOGY OF FATHERHOOD
WORK & FAMILY
CONTEMPORARY TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY (When topic is relevant to the concentration and by approval of major advisor)
SEMINAR IN ANTHROPOLOGY (When topic is relevant to the concentration and by approval of major advisor)
One of the following courses may be substituted for one of the "additional courses" listed above:
SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER
SOCIAL INEQUALITY
INTRODUCTION TO LGBTQ STUDIES
RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS IN THE U.S.
Total Credits12

Concentration in Health and Society

Required Courses
ANTH 4240MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY3
SOC 3820MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY3
Additional Courses
Select two of the following:6
WORLD POPULATION AND SOCIAL ISSUES
SOCIOLOGY OF THE BODY
HUMAN CONNECTION, LONELINESS, & HEALTH
WOMEN'S HEALTH AND ISSUES OF DIVERSITY
CONTEMPORARY TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY (When topic is relevant to the concentration and by approval of major advisor)
SOCIOLOGY OF MENTAL HEALTH & ILLNESS
ETHNOMEDICINES OF THE AMERICAS
SEMINAR IN ANTHROPOLOGY (When topic is relevant to the concentration and by approval of major advisor)
One of the following courses may be substituted for one of the "additional courses" listed above:
SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER
SOCIAL INEQUALITY
INTRODUCTION TO LGBTQ STUDIES
RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS IN THE U.S.
Total Credits12

Concentration in Inequality and Social Justice

Required Course
SOC 4740SOCIAL JUSTICE AND SOCIAL CHANGE3
Additional Courses
Select three of the following:9
SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER
SOCIAL INEQUALITY
INTRODUCTION TO LGBTQ STUDIES
RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS IN THE U.S.
One of the following courses may be substituted for one of the "additional courses" listed above:
WORLD POPULATION AND SOCIAL ISSUES
URBAN SOCIOLOGY
DISABILITY AND SOCIETY
SOCIAL TRANSFORMATIONS IN LATIN AMERICA
CRISSCROSSING THE CONTINENT: LATIN AMERICAN MIGRATIONS
SOCIOLOGY OF SEXUALITIES
ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY
POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY
URBAN LATIN AMERICA
CONTEMPORARY TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY (When topic is relevant to the concentration and by approval of major advisor)
SEMINAR IN ANTHROPOLOGY (When topic is relevant to the concentration and by approval of major advisor)
Total Credits12

Concentration in Work and Organizations

Required Courses
SOC 3610APPLIED ORGANIZATIONAL SOCIOLOGY3
SOC 3800WORK AND SOCIETY3
Additional Courses
Select two of the following:6
WORLD POPULATION AND SOCIAL ISSUES
OCCUPATIONS & CAREERS: FULFILLMENT AND CHALLENGES AT WORK
WORK & FAMILY
ORGANIZATIONAL DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
APPLIED FORMAL ORGANIZATIONS
CONTEMPORARY TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY (When topic is relevant to the concentration and by approval of major advisor)
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
One of the following courses may be substituted for one of the "additional courses" listed above:
SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER
SOCIAL INEQUALITY
INTRODUCTION TO LGBTQ STUDIES
RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS IN THE U.S.
Total Credits12
Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallCredits
SOC 1010 INTRODUCTORY SOCIOLOGY (#) 3
MATH 1220
COLLEGE ALGEBRA (**)
or INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL THINKING
or QUANTITATIVE LITERACY
or ELEMENTARY STATISTICS
3
ENGL 1150 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I (***) 3
Foreign Language 1110* 5
#SOC 1010 counts toward the major and as a Social Science course
**MATH 1220 and STAT 1530 require appropriate placement.
***ENGL 1150: requires appropriate placement
*Level 1110 foreign language courses count as a Humanity/Fine Arts course, Global Diversity, and toward the students BA requirement. If student is fulfilling the BA requirement via alternative methods, then 16 additional credits including a HFA and Global Diversity will need to be factored in to this degree plan.
 Credits14
Spring
ANTH 1050 INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY (*) 3
Foreign Language 1120 5
ENGL 1160 ENGLISH COMPOSITION II (**) 3
Natural/Physical Science w/ lab 4
*ANTH 1050 counts toward the major and as a Social Science
**ENGL 1160: requires ENGL 1150 with grade of C- or better or placement.
 Credits15
Sophomore
Fall
SOC 2120 SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY (*) 3
Social Science 3
Humanities/Fine Arts 3
CMST 1110
PUBLIC SPEAKING FUNDS
or ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE
3
Foreign Language 2110 3
*SOC 2120: requires SOC 1010 and Sociology major
 Credits15
Spring
SOC 2130 SOCIAL STATISTICS (*) 3
SOC 2134 SOCIAL STATISTICS LAB 1
Foreign Language 2120 3
Natural/Physical Science** 3
Humanities/Fine Arts 3
HIST 1000 or Minor/2nd Major Course^ 3
**NPS must come from 2nd discipline
^A&S College Requirement Options
 Credits16
Junior
Fall
ANTH 3000+ 3
SOC 3000+ 3
SOC 3510 RESEARCH METHODS (*) 3
SOC 3514 RESEARCH METHODS LAB 1
US Diversity Course 3
HIST 1010 or Minor/2nd Major Course** 3
*SOC 3510: requires SOC 1010 and junior standing
**A&S College Requirement Options
 Credits16
Spring
SOC 3000+ 3
SOC 3000+ 3
Additional Humanity/Fine Arts Course for A&S or Minor/2nd Major Course* 3
ELECTIVE 3
ELECTIVE 3
*A&S College Requirement Options
 Credits15
Senior
Fall
Additional Social Science for A&S or Minor/2nd Major Course* 3
Additional Natural Science with Lab for A&S or Minor/2nd Major Course** 3-4
ELECTIVE 3
ELECTIVE 3
ELECTIVE 3
*A&S College Requirement Options. Additional SS must be from 3rd discipline.
**A&S College Requirement Options
 Credits15-16
Spring
SOC 4900 SENIOR THESIS (*) 4
ELECTIVE** 3
ELECTIVE** 3
ELECTIVE 3
ELECTIVE 0-1
*SOC 4900: requires SOC 1010, 2120, 2130+2134, 3510+3514 and 6 additional hours of upper division sociology or anthropology courses. Sociology majors and senior standing.
**Students need at least 120 credits and a minimum of 27 upper level credits throughout the entire degree, with at least 18 credits of upper level coursework taken within the major/concentration. May need to select 3000/4000 level free electives to reach the 27 credit minimum.
 Credits13-14
 Total Credits119-121

This roadmap is a suggested plan of study and does not replace meeting with an advisor. Please note that students may need to adjust the actual sequence of courses based on course availability. Please consult an advisor in your major program for further guidance.


This plan is not a contract and curriculum is subject to change


Additional Information About this Plan:
University Degree Requirements
: The minimum number of hours for a UNO undergraduate degree is 120 credit hours. Please review the requirements for your specific program to determine all requirements for the program. In order to graduate on-time (four years for an undergraduate degree), you need to take 30 hours each year.


Placement Exams: For Math, English, Foreign Language, a placement exam may be required. More information on these exams can be found at https://www.unomaha.edu/enrollment-management/testing-center/placement-exams/information.php


**Transfer credit or placement exam scores may change suggested plan of study