BA Four-Year Degree Plan

The sociology degree at Missouri State can be completed in four years or a total of eight semesters. However, a four-year degree plan does not take into account dual credit or transfer credit that you may bring upon admission to the University. A minor is required for this major. Minors require 18-24 credit hours.

Sample schedule

This is a model four-year degree plan. Your path to graduation may vary based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school, your choice of general education electives, availability of courses and your placement in English and mathematics. This plan assumes an 18 credit hour minor.

Check out the sociology course rotation before scheduling your classes. Visit with your advisor to develop a plan that is right for you.

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ENG 110 Writing I 3
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E. 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
See your advisor about replacement for CSC 101
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Self-Understanding/Creativity and Vision 3
Total hours16

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
SOC 150 Introduction to Society 3
B.A. Language Course 3
Natural World 4
Self-Understanding/Social-Behavioral 3
Total hours16

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches 3
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics 3
HST 104 World History Since 1600 C.E. 3
SOC 152 Social Problems in the Community
or SOC 319 Environmental Sociology
or SOC 320 Political Sociology
3
B.A. Language Course 102 3
PHI 105 Critical Thinking
or PHI 110 Introduction to Philosophy
3
Total hours17

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Natural World 4
SOC 301 Research Methodology 3
B.A. Language Course 201 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States Since 1877
3
B.A. Fine Arts Course 3
Total hours16

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
SOC 302 Statistics for Social Research 3
SOC 303 Quantitative Methods Lab 1
SOC 336 Race and Ethnicity
or SOC 337 Sociology of Gender
or SOC 420 Social Inequality
3
Course for Minor 3
B.A. Language Course 3
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines
or ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions
3
Total hours16

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
SOC 325 Introduction to Sociological Theory 3
SOC 398 Public Sociology and Community Studies 3
SOC Elective 3
Course for Minor 3
General Elective 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
B.A. Fine Arts Course 3
SOC Elective 3
Course for Minor 3
Course for Minor 3
General Elective 2
Total hours14

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
SOC Elective 3
SOC Elective 3
SOC Elective 3
Course for Minor 3
Course for Minor 3
Total hours15