Bachelor of Arts in Sociology Roadmap
120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 42
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.
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
Depending on courses completed through Early Start, students in Pathway/Category 3 or 4 may be required to enroll in a support course to complement their Quantitative Reasoning/B4 requirement. There are multiple course options for this pathway. Before enrolling in a B4 course, students should verify their MATH Pathway/Category in their Student Center. Information regarding the courses that correspond with your MATH Pathway/Category can be found on the Developmental Studies Office Website.
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:
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.
Consider taking a class combined with a laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3 if not already satisfied.
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)
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