Degree Requirements - Department of Sociology

B.A. SOCIOLOGY

GENERAL EDUCATION 48-52
FOUNDATIONS REQUIREMENTS2 13
GE 1000 Transition to Kean(1) 1 
ENG 1030 College Composition(5) 3
MATH 1000 Algebra for College Students 3
COMM 1402 Speech Communication as Critical Citizenship 3
GE 2023 Research & Technology 3

DISCIPLINARY & INTERDISCIPLINARY REQUIREMENTS
Humanities 9
*ENG 2403 World Literature 3
(Choose two of the following from different areas)
Fine Arts or Art History 3 
Philosophy or Religion 3
Foreign Languages(2) 3
Music or Theatre 3
Interdisciplinary 3
Social Sciences 9
*HIST 1000 History of Civil Society in America 3
*SOC 1000 Introduction to Sociology(5) 3
(One course from any one area below)
Anthropology 3
Psychology 3
Economics or Geography 3
Political Science 3
Interdisciplinary 3
Science & Mathematics 10-12
Math or CPS 3
(Two courses from areas below; 
one must be a lab science)
Biology  3, 4
Chemistry or Physics 3, 4
Astronomy, Geology, or Meteorology 3, 4
Interdisciplinary 3, 4
Health and Physical Education 2-3
ID 1225 Issues Contemporary Health 3
OR
Physical Education 2

MAJOR/GE CAPSTONE
SOC 4600 Senior Seminar (W-E) (2, 5) 3

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS(5) 30

REQUIRED COURSES 15
SOC 2000 Introduction to Social Justice 3 
SOC 2050 Social Statistics 3
SOC 2052 Methods of Social Research 3
SOC 3050 Development of Sociological Theory 3
SOC 3052 Qualitative Methods 3

MAJOR ELECTIVES 15
Five Sociology courses; at least three must be on the 3000-4000 level.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS 6 S.H. (ADDED TO 9/09 GUIDE SHEET)
(Any two courses in the Social Sciences with advisement and chairperson approval.) 6

FREE ELECTIVES 38-45
Selected with advisement. At least 50% must be at 3000 level or above.

TOTAL 124

(1) Required of all freshmen and transfers with fewer than 10 credits.
(2) See prerequisites and equivalencies for General Education requirements
(3) Additional 3 credit course paired with Reading may be required by placement testing
(4) Not required of students with second majors, minors or collaterals
(5) All major courses, including the capstone course, require a grade of C or better. ENG 1030 also requires a grade of C or better.
* Required distribution course

MINOR IN SOCIOLOGY

Six courses (18 s.h.) in Sociology: Sociology 1000; two courses on the 2000 level and three courses on the 3000 and 4000 level.

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Dr. Julia Nevarez

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T: 908-737-4058
jnevarez@kean.edu
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