Bachelor of Arts in Sociology Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 42

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 1 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 2 3
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 3
 Units15
Second Semester
SOC 105 Sociological Perspectives 3
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 3
 Units15
Third Semester
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
 
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 3
 Units15-16
Fourth Semester
Major Electives (23-24 Units Total) 5 3
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 3 6
 Units15-16
Fifth Semester
SOC 300GW Sociological Analysis - GWAR 4
Major Electives (23-24 Units Total) – Take Two 5 6
GE Area UD-B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 3
 Units16
Sixth Semester
SOC 370
Classical Theories of Society
or Contemporary Theories of Society
4
Major Electives (23–24 Units Total) 5 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 4
 Units14
Seventh Semester
SOC 392 Introduction to Research Methods 4
Major Electives (23-24 Units Total) 5 6
GE Area UD-D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 2
 Units15
Eighth Semester
SOC 393
Quantitative Analysis of Social Data
or Sociological Field Methods
4
Major Electives (23-24 Units Total) – Take Two 5 6
Capstone – Select One: 3
Senior Seminar  
Internship: Applied Sociology
and Internship Seminar: Applied Sociology
 
Research Internship Seminar
and Research Internship Experience
 
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 2
 Units15
 Total Units120-122
1

To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet LLD and SF State Studies requirements (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) within your GE or major.

2

ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses

3

Complementary Studies

Bachelor of Arts students must complete at least 12 units of complementary studies outside of the primary prefix for the major. (Note: Students may not use an alternate prefix that is cross-listed with the primary prefix for the major.)

Students who complete two majors or a major and a minor automatically complete the complementary studies requirement. Additional ways to complete complementary studies for students in the sociology major:

  • Option 1: 12 units of courses in departments or programs in the College of Ethnic Studies that are not cross-listed with SOC.
  • Option 2: Partial completion of any minor degree program approved by a sociology advisor
  • Option 3: 12 units of a single foreign language

Students who have earned AA-T or AS-T degrees and are pursuing a similar B.A. degree at SF State are required to fulfill the Complementary Studies requirement as defined by the major department. Students should consult with a major advisor about how transfer units and/or SF State units can best be applied to this requirement to ensure degree completion within 60 units.

4

Consider taking a class combined with a laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3 if not already satisfied.

5

Major Electives (23-24 units)

Area 1: Inequalities in the United States

SOC 272 Social Inequality: Poverty, Wealth, and Privilege (4 units)

SOC 330 Comparative Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.: Class, Gender, and Nation (3 units)

SOC 362 The Social Construction of Deviance and Conformity (4 units)

SOC 400 Variations in Human Sexuality (3 units)

SOC 455 Punishment and Social Control (3 units)

SOC 467 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Cultures and Society (4 units)

SOC 468 Social Aspects of Human Sexuality (4 units)

SOC 469 Gender and Society (4 units)

SOC 491 Ancestors or Data? Culture, Conflict, and NAGPRA (3 units)

SXS 400 Variations in Human Sexuality (3 units)

Area 2: Global Inequalities

SOC 461 Ethnic Relations: International Comparisons (4 units)

SOC 471 Societal Change and Development (4 units)

SOC 477 Environmental Sociology (3 units)

SOC 480 City in a Global Society (4 units)

SOC 481 Sociology of Brazil (3 units)

SOC 482 Global Immigration and Immigrants (3 units)

SOC 483 Global Sociology (4 units)

SOC 484 Population and Social Dynamics (4 units)

SOC 645 Sociology of Latin America (3 units)

6

Up to 12 lower-division units are accepted as electives including SOC 105, SOC 110, SOC 200, SOC 245. Remaining units may include additional courses from Area 1 or 2 above, 3-4 upper-division units outside sociology upon approval of a sociology advisor and any other course with a sociology prefix including SOC 105, SOC 110, SOC 200, SOC 245