University General Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    
    Oct 25, 2021  
University General Course Catalog 2021-2022

Sociology, B.A.


The Sociology Department at the University of Nevada, Reno offers the Bachelor of Arts degree at the undergraduate level. Courses offered by the Sociology Department examine the development of social classes, gender roles, racial prejudices, social analysis of politics, economic structure, the development of modern society, and a variety of other subjects relevant to the study of society.

https://www.unr.edu/sociology

Student Learning Outcomes


Students will be able to:

  • make a connection between their personal experiences and public issues and are able to analyze social behavior or specific social events in their societal context.
  • apply various sociological perspectives to understand social issues and are able to contrast and compare different sociological perspectives.

Contact Information


Department of Sociology
Lincoln Hall 210
(775) 784-6647
sociology@unr.edu

College of Liberal Arts
Student Center
Thompson Building 101
(775) 682-8745
http://www.unr.edu/liberal-arts/student-resources/academic-advising

Transfer to the University of Nevada, Reno


Use the transfer agreement  and the degree planner (available by clicking  at the top right of this page) to build your plan for graduation with your advisor. Course substitutions not identified on the transfer agreement require UNR advisor approval.

If a major-to-major transfer agreement is not available for your transfer institution, please check the General Core Agreement  if available. If neither is available, access Transferology to assist in your planning.

Graduation Requirements


  • Total Units | 120
  • Cumulative GPA | 2.0
  • University GPA | 2.0
  • Major GPA | 2.0
  • Residency Requirement | 30 Upper-Division Units at UNR
  • Major Residency Requirement | 15 Upper-Division Units in the major at UNR
  • Upper-Division Requirement | 42 Upper-Division Units
  • Half Program Units/4 Year Institution | 60 Units

I. Core General Education Requirements (24-27 units)


NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog for information regarding the “Core English and Math Completion Policy  .”

Students in this major must meet all Core Objectives (CO1 through CO14). Courses satisfying Core Objectives are designated (e.g., CO9) in General Catalog curricula and course descriptions.

A. Composition & Communication; Critical Analysis & Use of Information (3-6 units) - CO1, CO3


B. Quantitative Reasoning (3 units minimum) - CO2


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO2  courses.

C. Physical & Natural Phenomena (6 units minimum) - CO4, CO4L


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO4/CO4L  courses.

D. Cultures, Societies, & Individuals (3 units) - CO6


E. Artistic Composition, Interpretation, & Expression (3 units) - CO7


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO7  courses.

F. History & Culture; Constitution (6 units) - CO5, CO8


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO5 /CO8  courses.

II. Additional Core Requirements (15 units maximum)


Students must take courses that satisfy the following Core Objectives. Some or all of these Core Objectives may be satisfied in the Major Requirements (Section IV).  Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog.

A. Science, Technology & Society - CO9


Complete one course. The following recommended courses can also be used in the Major Requirement:

B. Diversity & Equity - CO10


The following recommended courses can also be used in the Major Requirement:

C. Global Context - CO11


Complete one course. The following recommended courses can also be used in the Major Requirement:

D. Ethics - CO12


Complete one course. The following recommended courses can also be used in the Major Requirement:

E. Capstone Integration & Synthesis - CO13


Complete one course. The following recommended courses can also be used in the Major Requirement:

F. Application - CO14


Complete one course.

III. Additional College Requirements (6-20 units)


Units may vary depending on initial course placement in foreign language coursework.

A. Foreign Language (0-14 units)


Successful completion of the foreign language requirement may be accomplished through one of four options:

  1. complete a fourth semester college course in a foreign language or in American Sign Language;
  2. demonstrate proficiency through placement examination or other means determined by the Department of World Languages and Literatures, including minimum CBAPE, SAT II, or IB scores;
  3. show transcript evidence of successful completion of four years of high school coursework in the same foreign language; or
  4. participate in a Studies Abroad program pre-approved by the college to meet the foreign language requirement.

B. College Breadth Requirement (6 units)


Students seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree in the college shall be required to take, within the College of Liberal Arts, 6 units that are outside the departments in which they major or minor, and that exclude courses taken to fulfill the Core General Education requirements (Core Objectives 1 through 8).

IV. Major Requirements (30-31 units)


A. Required courses (15-16 units)


B. Group Requirement (9 units)


Sociology majors must take at least one three-unit course from each of the following groups. 

Group I: Social Structure and Social Change (3 units)


Group III: Race, Gender, and Diversity (3 units)


C. Sociology Electives (6 units)


 All Sociology majors must take two additional APST or SOC courses as electives.

V. Minor Requirements (18-21 units)


The Sociology Department accepts any minor approved by the College of Liberal Arts.

VI. Electives (6-27 units)


VII. Recommended Schedule


A. First Year


Fall Semester (16 units)


Spring Semester (16-18 units)


B. Second Year


Fall Semester (15 units)


Spring Semester (15 units)


  • Diversity & Equity (3 units) CO10
  • Science, Technology & Society (3 units) CO9
  • Foreign Language 212 (3 units)
  • 100-200 Level Minor (3 units)
  • 100-200 Level General Elective (3 units)

C. Third Year


Fall Semester (15 units)


Spring Semester (15 units)


  • (3 units) CO14
  • 300-400 Level Minor (6 units)
  • 300-400 Level General Elective (3 units)
  • SOC Group III (3 units)

D. Fourth Year


Fall Semester (15 units)


  • 300-400 Level SOC Elective (6 units)
  • Ethics (3 units) CO12
  • 300-400 Level Minor (3 units)
  • 300-400 Level General Elective (3 units)

Spring Semester (11-13 units)


  • General Elective (2-4 units)
  • 300-400 Level SOC Elective (3 units)
  • Capstone Integration & Synthesis (3 units) CO13
  • 300-400 Level Minor (3 units)