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College of Arts and Sciences > Social and Behavioral Sciences > Sociology & Anthropology

Sociology & Anthropology Undergraduate Degrees

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Major in Sociology and Anthropology (BA)

Required core: 22 credit hours

SOC 152 Introduction to Sociology (3)
ANTH 102 Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology (3)
OR
ANTH 103 Introduction to Physical Anthropology/ Archaeology (3)
SOC/ANTH 300 Sociocultural Theory (3)
SOC/ANTH 330 Research Methods Social Relations (4)
SOC/ANTH 439 Introduction to Contemporary Theory (3)

Choose one course from the following:

ANTH 274 Indian Cultures of North America (3)
ANTH 374 Indian Cultures of Central America (3)
ANTH 424 Socio/Cultural Dynamics in the Southwest (3)
ANTH 474 Contemporary Indian Issues (3)
ANTH 476 Indians of the Southwest (3)
ANTH 477 The Hispanic Southwest (3)

Choose one course from the following:

SOC 323 Deviant Behavior (3)
SOC 429 Gender, Society, & Culture (3)
SOC 412 Social Stratification (3)
SOC 427 Criminology (3)
SOC 431 Political Sociology (3)
SOC 493 Race & Ethnic Relations (3)

Major Total: 22 credit hours
Emphasis: 21 credit hours minimum*
Minor: 18 credit hours minimum
Core Total: 35 credit hours
Extended core: 5 credit hours
Proficiency/Electives to 120: 19 credit hours*

Total for degree: 120 credit hours

*An emphasis is required (see below). A minor is required. The number of electives to reach the degree total of 120 credit hours will vary by the number of credit hours required by the minor. Additional credit hours may be required to meet the 120-credit degree requirement if proficiency or other required courses are waived for content only. The university requires a minimum of 45 upper-division units for the degree.

Students must choose an emphasis from the following list to complete the major:

American Indian Emphasis

Required courses: 12 credit hours

ANTH 274 Indian Cultures of North America (3)
ANTH 374 Indian Cultures of Central America (3)
ANTH 474 Contemporary Indian Issues (3)
ANTH 476 Indians of the Southwest (3)

Electives: 9 credit hours

Select in consultation with your adviser.

Emphasis Total: 21 credit hours
Major Total: 43 credit hours
Minor: 18 credit hours minimum
Core Total: 35 credit hours
Extended core: 5 credit hours?
Proficiency/Electives to 120: 19 credit hours*

Total for degree: 120 credit hours

*A minor is required. The number of electives to reach the degree total of 120 credit hours will vary by the number of credit hours required by the minor. Additional credit hours may be required to meet the 120-credit degree requirement if proficiency or other required courses are waived for content only. The university requires a minimum of 45 upper-division units for the degree.

Anthropology Emphasis

Required courses: 9 credit hours

Select one course from each of the following categories:

Physical Anthropology/Archaeology

ANTH 103 Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology (3)
ANTH 419  Method and Theory in Archaeology (3)

Social Cultural Anthropology

ANTH 102 Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology (3)
ANTH 415 Development & Sociocultural Change (3)
ANTH 422 Religion & Culture (3)
ANTH 461 Communication and Culture (3)

Applied Anthropology

ANTH 442 Forensic Anthropology (3)
ANTH 480 Issues Applied Anthropology (3)
ANTH 481 Cultural Resource Management (3)
SOC/ANTH 456 U.S.-Mexico Immigration: Border Issues (3)

Electives: 12 credit hours

Select in consultation with your adviser.

Emphasis Total: 21 credit hours
Major Total: 43 credit hours
Minor: 18 credit hours minimum
Core Total: 35 credit hours
Extended core: 5 credit hours
Proficiency/Electives to 120: 19 credit hours*

Total for degree: 120 credit hours

*A minor is required. The number of electives to reach the degree total of 120 credit hours will vary by the number of credit hours required by the minor. Additional credit hours may be required to meet the 120-credit degree requirement if proficiency or other required courses are waived for content only. The university requires a minimum of 45 upper-division units for the degree.

Criminology Emphasis

Required courses: 25 credit hours

SOC 231 Criminal Justice System (3)
SOC 427 Criminology (3)
SOC 428 Comparative Systems of Social Control (3)
SOC 430 Applied Social Research & Data Analysis (4)
SOC 498 Field Experience (1-4)

Select three courses in consultation with your adviser:

SOC 283 Social Problems (3)
SOC 323 Deviant Behavior (3)
SOC 327 Juvenile Delinquency & Justice (3)
SOC 329 Institutional Corrections (3)
POLS XXX Law Elective (3)
ANTH 442 Forensic Anthropology (3)
ANTH 461 Communication & Culture (3)

Emphasis Total: 25 credit hours
Major Total:  47 credit hours
Minor: 18 credit hours minimum
Core Total: 35 credit hours
Extended core: 5 credit hours
Proficiency/Electives to 120: 15 credit hours*

Total for degree: 120 credit hours

*A minor is required. The number of electives to reach the degree total of 120 credit hours will vary by the number of credit hours required by the minor. Additional credit hours may be required to meet the 120-credit degree requirement if proficiency or other required courses are waived for content only. The university requires a minimum of 45 upper-division units for the degree.

Sociology Emphasis

Required courses: 13 credit hours

SOC 283 Social Problems (3)
SOC 412 Social Stratification (3)
SOC 430 Applied Social Research & Data Analysis (4)
SOC 493 Race & Ethnic Relations (3)

Electives: 9 credit hours

Select in consultation with your adviser.

Emphasis Total: 22 credit hours
Major Total: 44 credit hours
Minor: 18 credit hours minimum
Core Total: 35 credit hours
Extended core: 5 credit hours
Proficiency/Electives to 120: 18 credit hours*

Total for degree: 120 credit hours

*A minor is required. The number of electives to reach the degree total of 120 credit hours will vary by the number of credit hours required by the minor. Additional credit hours may be required to meet the 120-credit degree requirement if proficiency or other required courses are waived for content only. The university requires a minimum of 45 upper-division units for the degree.

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Minor in Anthropology

Required courses: 9 credit hours

SOC 152 Introduction to Sociology (3)
ANTH102 Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology (3)
SOC/ANTH 300 Sociocultural Theory (3)

Electives: 12 credit hours

Select in consultation with your adviser.

Minor Total: 21 credit hours

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Minor in Sociology

Required courses: 9 credit hours

SOC 152 Introduction to Sociology (3)
ANTH 102 Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology (3)
SOC 300 Sociocultural Theory (3)

Electives: 12 credit hours

Select in consultation with your adviser.

Minor Total: 21 credit hours

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