BS in Sociology Degree (120 cr)

General Education Requirements (30 cr)

General Education Requirements »

Recommended General Education Coursework:

  • Written Communication Skills: ENG W270
  • Quantitative Reasoning: Statistics Required (CJUS K300 or PSY K300)
  • Social and Behavioral Ways of Knowing: PSY P103 (Required Prerequisite for PSY P211)

Remaining General Education Requirements can be fulfilled as you and your advisor see fit.

Program Requirements

First-Year Seminar (0-3 cr)

A passing grade is required in the First Year Seminar course. This course is mandatory for all beginning freshmen and for transfer students with no more than 12 credit hours of transferring coursework. This course must be taken in the first semester after admission to Indiana University East.

Major Requirements (45 cr)

A minimum of 36 credit hours must be taken at the 300 level or above, with at least 18 in the major. No course with a grade below a 2.0 (C) will be accepted in the major/conctration area.

Major Core Requirements (18 cr)

Research Methods Requirements (6 cr)

  • PSY-P211 Methods of Experimental Psychology
  • SOC-S254 Qualitative Field Research

Choose either the Advanced Sociology Track or the Advanced Anthropology Track:

Advanced Sociology Track (18 cr)

Advanced Anthropology Track (18 cr)

Anthropology Subfields:

Physical Anthropology


Cultural Anthropology

Linguistic Anthropology

  • ANTH-L200 Language and Culture

Capstone Course (3 cr)


Choose additional courses to reach 120 credit hours total.

Writing Requirement

A grade of C (2.0) or above is necessary in all English composition courses required for a degree. Students must complete ENG W131 or the equivalent within the first 25 credit hours for which they are enrolled. Students must also complete a second writing course with a C (2.0) or above within the first 50 credit hours for which they are enrolled. This course should prepare students for writing research papers and include at least one method of widely accepted documentation and instruct students in library research skills. All students must complete a culminating writing experience in their major.

General Grade Requirement

No course with a grade below 2.0 (C) will be accepted in the major/concentration area. A passing grade is required in all other courses. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (C) is required for all courses taken toward a degree.

Required Credit Hours

For a bachelor degree a minimum of 30 hours at the 200 level or above must be completed at Indiana University East. At least 15 hours in the field of concentration must be completed at Indiana University East.

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