Sociology

Requirements

The Sociology Distance Education (DE) program is meant to be started the first semester of your junior year.   You must enter the program with a minimum of 60 lower-division units (the university allows a maximum of 70 lower division transfer units). 

Once enrolled in the program, if you take 15 units each semester, make sure you are taking the correct courses, and pass all your classes, you will graduate in 2 years (not including any minors or double majors).  If you take 2 classes per semester plus one summer class each year, you will graduate in 4 years.* Note that there can be variations in this timeline, depending on the units and courses you have transferred in, and the courses you take at Chico State.  See a Major Advisor to plan your schedule to achieve the best possible personal timeline toward graduation.

Here are the course requirements for the major:  40 units

Completion of the following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, is required of all candidates for this degree. Courses in this program may complete more than one graduation requirement.

Course Requirement

Lower Division Foundation

Units

Select one of the following:

SOCI 100

Introduction to Sociology

3

SOCI 200

Social Problems

3

Fundamental Core

SOCI 300

Classical Social Theory

3

SOCI 301

Contemporary Social Theory

3

SOCI 305

Maneuvering the Job Market with a Sociology Degree

1

SOCI 310

Social Research Methods

3

SOCI 315

Statistical Analysis for the Social Sciences

3

Micro/Macro Requirement

SOCI 360

Self and Society

3

SOCI 375

Global Problems

3

Inequalities Requirement

SOCI/MCGS 330

Sociology of Gender

3

SOCI 340

Sociology of Wealth, Class and Inequality

3

SOCI 350

Sociology of Racial Inequality

3

Skills Requirement

SOCI 411

Social Research Practicum

3

SOCI 489A

Applied Sociology Internship

3

SOCI 490

Grantwriting for Sociology

3

Capstone

SOCI 441W

3

SOCI 441HW

 3

Electives

Select 12 units from the following:

Any Sociology (SOCI) courses, with a minimum of six upper-division units (300- and 400-level courses) required

12

Total number of units

40

**Note that the Fundamental Core is usually transferred in, as well as up to 6  units of additional sociology classes, which count toward your electives.  These 6 units do not have to match courses we specifically offer:  we will give lower-division elective credit for any 2 lower-division sociology courses.  Thus, most transfer students have 31 units to complete in the major when they begin our distance ed program.