B.A. in Sociology

St. Mary's University Core 1
SMC 1301Foundations of Civilization3
SMC 1311Foundations of Reflection:Self3
SMC 1312Foundations of Reflection: Nature3
SMC 1313Foundations of Reflection: Others3
SMC 1314Foundations of Reflection: God3
SMC 2301Foundations of Practice: Ethics3
SMC 2302Foundations of Practice: Civic Engagement and Social Action3
SMC 2303Foundations of Practice:Fine Arts and Creative Process3
SMC 2304Foundations of Practice: Literature3
SMC 4301Capstone Seminar: Prospects for Community & Civilization3
School of Humanities and Social Sciences School Specific Core
Speech3
Select one of the following:
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
Business and Professional Communication
Rhetoric & Composition 23
Rhetoric and Composition
Mathematics3
Select one of the following:
Mathematical Logic for the Humanities
Mathematical Topics in the Social Sciences
College Algebra
Finite Mathematics
Precalculus
Business Statistics
Calculus I
Foreign Languages6
Select one of the following:
6 hours at the sophomore level (2311, 2312) in a Foreign Language previously studied for a minimum
6 hours of introductory level (1311, 1312) in a Foreign Language not previously studied
12 hours of CLEP credit for a language previously studied
Socail Science/History3
any HS courses
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Introductory Macroeconomic Theory
Introductory Microeconomic Theory
Organizational Behavior
American National Government
Texas State & Local Government
General Psychology
Science3
Select one of the following:
General Biology for Non-Majors
General Biology for Non-Majors
Food & Nutrition I
Food & Nutrition II
Preparatory Chemistry
Chem Concepts & Applications
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
General Geology
Geology of Earth Resources
Geology of Energy Resources
Intro. Environmental Science
Physics Concepts & Application
Modern Astronomy
General Physics I
General Physics II
Theology3
Select one of the following:
Advanced Theology 33XX
Perspectives and Themes in History, Philosophy and/or Theology
Fine Arts3
Select one course from AR, DM, or MU
Literature3
Select any EN 23XX literature course
Sociology Major Courses
AN/SC 2331Cultural Anthropology3
SC 1311Introductory Sociology3
SC 3306Qualitative Research Methods3
SC 3320Social Stratification3
SC 3351Social Psychology3
SC 3381Introductory Statistics3
SC 4383Sociological Research3
SC 4384Sociological Theory3
Advanced Sociology Electives12
Electives
An elective can be any course taken from any discipline.24
Proficiency in Information Technology and Information Literacy
For this major, this requirement will be fulfilled by passing the iSkills Test with a score of 250 or higher or successful completion of SC 3381 or SC 4383.
Total Semester Hours120
1

All St. Mary's Core SMC 13XX "Reflection" courses must be completed before registering for SMC 23XX "Practice" courses. "Reflection" courses can be taken in any order followed by "Practice" courses in any order.

2

Grade of “C” or better is required.  International students may be required to take EN1313 to fulfil this requirement

This is a recommended degree plan subject to changes. Please meet with your adviser on a regular basis.

First Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 13XX3SMC 13XX3
SMC 13XX 3History3
EN 13113Mathematics3
Fine Arts3Speech3
SC 13113AN 2331 or SC 23313
ND 01010 
 15 15
Second Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 13XX3SMC 23XX3
SMC 13XX3SMC 23XX3
Foreign Language3Foreign Language3
Literature3SC 33513
Advanced Sociology Elective3Elective3
 15 15
Third Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 23XX3SMC 23XX 3
Theology3Science3
SC 33813SC 33063
Advanced Sociology Elective3SC 33203
Elective3Elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 43013SC 43843
SC 43833Advanced Sociology Elective3
Advanced Sociology Elective3Elective3
Elective3Elective3
Elective3Elective3
 15 15
Total Semester Hours 120