Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Student Learning Outcomes

College of Liberal Arts
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

  1. Students will learn the basic theoretical and methodological paradigms in sociology and how they are applied in various substantive areas of the discipline.
  2. Students will learn essential components of research design, data collection, and data analysis necessary to conduct their own sociological research projects.
  3. Students will learn how to critically evaluate and analyze scholarly research reports.

Degree Requirements

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

General Education Requirements
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
English    Humanities  
ENGL 1157 3  FORL 1001  3 
ENGL 1158 or 11591 3  FORL 1002  3
Mathematics    ENGL Literature  3
MATH 1031, 1115, 1125 or higher 3  Social Sciences  
MATH 1032, 1116, 1126 or higher 3  Social Sciences2  6
Science    Arts  
BIOS3 3  Arts Elective4 3
BIOS or Physical Science3 6    
    Total 39
Other Requirements
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
Literature 3  Foreign Language 2001/1001  3
Social Science 2000+ 3  Foreign Language 1002  (3)6
Social Science 2000+ 3  General Electives  29-32
Upper-level non major elective 6    
    Total 50
Course Requirements for Major
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
SOC 1051  3  SOC 4086  3
SOC 2707  4  4000-level core Sociology courses5  6
SOC 2708  3  Sociology Electives7  12
    Total 31
Total Credit Hours Required Credit Hours
  120
  1. "C" or better required
  2. Must include courses from two different fields (ANTH, ECON, GEOG, POLI, PSYC, SOC, or URBN) and at least 6 hours at 2000-level or higher.
  3. 6 hour sequence in one science. Select from BIOS, CHEM, EES, PHYS. 3 hours must be BIOS. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
  4. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
  5. Choose two courses from among sociology 4080, 4094, 4101, 4103, 4107, 4124, 4216, 4921.
  6. Must complete nine credit hours in one language or six credit hours in two languages.
  7.  Nine(9) of the elective credits must be 4000 level courses.

Recommended Four-Year Plan of Study

College of Liberal Arts
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Four Year Plan of Study
First Year of Enrollment 
First Term  Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
SOC 1051  3  SOC 2000 Elective  3
MATH  3  MATH   3
ENGL 1157  3  ENGL 1158 or 1159  3
BIOS  3  Science  3
Elective  3  Elective  3
UNIV 10011  1    
Total Hours  16 Total Hours 15
Second Year of Enrollment
First Term  Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
Foreign Language  3  Foreign Language  3
ENGL Literature  3  SOC 2708  3
SOC 2707  4  ENGL Literature  3
SOC 2000 Elective  3  Science  3
Elective (recommend Anthropology)  3  Elective (recommend Political Science)  3
Total Hours  16 Total Hours 15
Third Year of Enrollment
First Term  Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
Foreign Language  3  SOC Elective  3
SOC 4086  3  Elective (recommend History)  3
SOC, core course  3  Elective, 3000+ level  3
Science  3  Arts  3
Elective, 3000+ level  3  Elective  3
Total Hours  15 Total Hours 15
Fourth Year of Enrollment
First Term Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
SOC Core course  3  Sociology Elective  3
Remaining Electives  9  Remaining electives  10 
SOC Internship  3    
Total Hours  15 Total Hours 13
Total Degree Hours 120
  1. Required for all first-time full-time students.

Minor in Sociology

Students must complete the following requirements for a Minor in Sociology:

  1. A minimum of 18 credit hours in Sociology with a 2.0 grade point average.
  2. Sociology 1051 or equivalent.
  3. Sociology 2708 or equivalent. Political Science 2900 or Psychology 2300 will substitute for this requirement but will not reduce the required number of credit hours in Sociology.
  4. A minimum of nine credit hours in Sociology courses numbered 3000 or higher.

Honors in Sociology

The UNO Honors Program requires a minimum ACT composite score of 30 or a minimum SAT score of 1350 for admittance. The grade point minimum for transfer and continuing students is 3.50.

Students wishing to graduate with Honors in Sociology must:

  1. Fulfill all requirements for the Major in sociology.
  2. Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 in Sociology courses and 3.50 cumulative grade point average.
  3. Complete a senior honors thesis which includes earning six hours of credit for Sociology 3099.

American Humanics Certification Program

The Department of Sociology administers the American Humanics Certification Program which is open to any undergraduate major or baccalaureate degree holder. The American Humanics Certification Program prepares students for careers with youth and human service organizations. Program participants must join the American Humanics Student Organization and complete the following courses required for certification.

Course Requirements for American Humanics Certification

COURSE REQUIREMENTS
Credit Hours
 Accounting 2100  3
 Marketing 3501  3
 Sociology 4101 or Management 3401 or Management 3411 or Political Science 4101  3
 Sociology 41911  3
 Sociology 41922  3
 Sociology 30913  1
 Sociology 3096 and 3097 or Management 3090 or Political Science 4998 or Psychology 3095 or Anthropology 4790 or English 43984  6
 Total 22
  1. Sociology 4191 (Seminar in Not-For-Profit Organizations) is cross-listed with LSU-Shreveport (SOCL 492) and may be taken for UNO credit via the compressed video system.
  2. Sociology 4192 (Practicum in Not-For-Profit Organizations) is a one credit course that must be repeated for at least three hours of credit. This course is cross-listed with LSU-Shreveport (SOCL 392) and may be taken for UNO credit via the compressed video system.
  3. All program participants must attend the American Humanics Training Institute for at least one four-day session at their own expense (estimated cost $800) for which they will earn one credit of independent study (Sociology 3091).
  4. American Humanics interns must work in a non-profit setting. American Humanics internships require at least a 2.5 overall GPA, or at least a 2.75 GPA in the student’s last 30 hours.

Students interested in the American Humanics Certification Program register through the undergraduate coordinator in the Sociology Department.