University General Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    Sep 29, 2022  

Sociology, B.A. (WNC)

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Students who start their career at Western Nevada College may complete a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Sociology by following the course of study described below.

WNC Program to be completed - Associate of Arts 

  • A candidate for a bachelor’s degree must earn a minimum of 120 units, at least 42 of which must be in courses numbered 300 or above. A minimum of 60 units must be taken at a 4-year institution with a minimum of 30 units (300-level or above) in residence at the University of Nevada, Reno. 
  • Students who graduate from a Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) community college with an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or an Associate of Business degree automatically fulfill lower-division general education requirements (CO1-8) at the University unless specific general education courses are required for completion of the student’s major program.
  • To find out how other courses transfer, visit the course equivalency guide.
  • See the Sociology, B.A. program description  for more information on degree requirements.

NOTE: This transfer agreement has been created specifically for the programs listed above and only applies to students who complete the associate’s degree listed. If the associate’s degree is not earned, or a new program is selected, the transfer and articulation of listed courses, as well as fulfilled degree requirements, could be impacted.

Contact Information

University of Nevada, Reno
Transfer Center
(775) 784-4700 option 2
Fitzgerald Student Services Building, Second Floor

College of Liberal Advising (Transfer Student Advising)
(775) 682-8745
Thompson Building, Room 101

WNC Counseling Services 
(775) 445-3267
Carson City, Bristlecone 103

To ensure a successful transition to the University and graduation in four years, students must work with academic advisors at UNR and WNC throughout their career.

Students may earn an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science or Associate of Business degree after transferring to the University via reverse transfer  . Talk with an academic advisor at WNC and/or UNR about this opportunity.

The Silver State Transfer program may provide the least costly route to a bachelors degree, including personalized academic advising from both institutions, certainty on how your specific courses will transfer and the exchange of transcripts between institutions at no additional cost to you.

Recommended Schedule

For information about the Core Objectives (CO) 1-14, please visit the Core Curriculum  chapter in the catalog.

Associate’s First Semester (16 units)

  • ENG 101 - Composition I (3 units)
  • Mathematics (3 units)
  • Foreign Language 111 (4 units) *
  • SOC 101 - Principles of Sociology (3 units) *
  • Fine Arts (3 units)

Associate’s Second Semester (16 units)

  • ENG 102 - Composition II (3 units) 
  • STAT 152 - Introduction to Statistics (3 units) *
  • Science (3 units)
  • Foreign Language 112 (4 units) *
  • Elective (3 units); also satisfies UNR College Breadth Requirement. ***

Associate’s Third Semester (13 units)

  • Humanities (3 units) Recommended:
    • PHIL 210 - World Religions (3 units) CO10, CO11 (Meets Diversity & Equity and Global Contexts at UNR)
  • U.S. and Nevada Constitutions (3 units)
  • Science with lab (4 units)
  • Foreign Language 211 (3 units) (fulfilles Liberal Arts requirement) *

Associate’s Fourth Semester (15 units)

  • Foreign Language 212 (3 units) (fulfills Liberal Arts requirement)
  • 100-200 Level Minor (3 units) ****
  • Elective (9 units)

Bachelor’s Fifth Semester (15 units)

Bachelor’s Sixth Semester (15 units)

  • SOC Group II (3 units)
  • SOC Group III (3 units)
  • 300-400 Level Minor (6 units) ****
  • Science, Technology & Society (3 units) CO9

Bachelor’s Seventh Semester (15 units)

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

Bachelor’s Eighth Semester (15 units)

  • General Electives (6 units) OR
  • Diversity & Equity/Global Contexts (if not already satisfied) (6 units)
  • SOC 408 or SOC 416 or SOC 425 (3 units) CO14
  • Capstone Integration & Synthesis (3 units) CO13
  • 300-400 Level Minor (3 units) ****


* Course fulfills specific program requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

*** For information about the College Breadth Requirement, please go to the College of Liberal Arts page  in the catalog.

**** For information about the Minor, please go to the Undergraduate Minors page  in the catalog.

Disclaimer: The provisions of this transfer agreement do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, between any applicant or student and the University of Nevada, Reno. The university reserves the right to make changes in degree requirements, degree offerings, schedules, course offerings, and other university standards to meet circumstances which may arise after publishing this information online.

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