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 2018-19 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ENG 110 Writing I 3
Foreign Language - BA requirement 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
Humanities - General Education 3
Life Sciences (lab) or Physical Sciences (lab) - General Education 4
Total hours15

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
SOC 150 Introduction to Society 3
Foreign Language - BA requirement 3
Life Sciences (no lab) or Physical Sciences (no lab) - General Education 3
Fine Arts - BA requirement 3
Total hours15

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Quantitative Literacy - General Education 3
The Arts - General Education 3
HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States since 1877 3
SOC 152 Social Problems in the Community 3
Foreign Language - BA requirement 3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ANT 100 World Cultures 3
SOC 301 Research Methodology 3
Foreign Language - BA requirement 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Written Communication and Integrative and Applied Learning - General Education 3
Total hours15

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
Philosophy - BA requirement 3
World History - BA requirement 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
World History - BA requirement 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Fine Arts - BA requirement 3
SOC elective 3
Course for minor 3
Course for minor 3
General elective 3
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
SOC 492 Program Assessment and Career Preparation 1
SOC elective 1
SOC elective 3
SOC elective 3
Course for minor 3
Course for minor 3
Total hours14
Degree plan last reviewed 04-12-2018.