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Degree Type: B.A. or B.S.
Minimum Degree Credits to Graduate: 120
University Degree Requirements
- Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the curriculum in which one is enrolled.
- Earn a minimum total of 120 credits in approved coursework. Some academic programs exceed this minimum.
- Satisfactory completion of the general education requirements as specified by the university.
- A minimum institutional GPA of 2.00 based on work taken at NDSU.
- At least 36 credits presented for graduation must be in courses number 300 or higher.
- Transfer Students: Must earn a minimum of 60 credits from a baccalaureate-degree granting or professional institituion.
- Of these 60, at least 36 must be NDSU residence credits as defined in #7.
- Within the 36 resident credits, a minimum of 15 must be in courses numbered 300 or higher and 15 credits in the major field of study.
- At least 36 credits must be NDSU resident credits. Residence credits include credits registered and paid for at NDSU.
For complete information, please refer to the Degree and Graduation Requirements section of this Bulletin.
University General Education Requirements
|College Composition I|
|College Composition II|
|Fundamentals of Public Speaking|
Upper Division Writing †
|Quantitative Reasoning (R) †||3|
|Science and Technology (S) †||10|
|Humanities and Fine Arts (A) †||6|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) †||6|
|Wellness (W) †||2|
|Cultural Diversity (D) *†|
|Global Perspectives (G) *†|
May be satisfied by completing courses in another General Education category.
General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable. Students should carefully review major requirements to determine if specific courses can also satisfy these general education categories.
- A list of university approved general education courses and administrative policies are available here.
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree – The completion of a minor program of study, a second major, or a second degree is required.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree – Second year language proficiency at college level required.
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences College Requirements
An additional 9 credits are required by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences for all Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degree programs of study, except the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, the Bachelor of Music degree, the Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree, and the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Environmental Design:
|AH&SS College Requirements|
Courses used to satisfy any general education requirement cannot be used to also count toward the AH&SS College Requirements. A minimum of three credits is required in each of the 3 following areas for a total of 9 credits. Choose only those courses with the prefixes listed for each area. A course with the WGS prefix can only be used in one area.
|Area One: Humanities||3|
ARB, ENGL, FREN, GERM, HIST, HUM, PHIL, RELS, SPAN, or WGS
|Area Two: Social Sciences||3|
ANTH, CJ, COMM, EMGT, POLS, SOC, or WGS
|Area Three: Fine Arts||3|
ARCH, ART, ENVD, LA, MUSC, or THEA
|Sociology Core Requirements|
|ANTH 111||Introduction to Anthropology (May satisfy general education category B and D)||3|
|SOC 110||Introduction to Sociology (May satisfy general education category B)||3|
|SOC 340||Social Research Methods||3|
|SOC 341||Social Research Methods Laboratory||1|
|SOC 422||Development Of Social Theory||3|
|SOC 489||Senior Capstone In Sociology||1|
|STAT 330||Introductory Statistics (May satisfy general education category R)||3|
|Core Perspecitve Courses||See areas listed below||21|
Students are REQUIRED to complete the anchor course from each area plus an additional 9 credits from any of the four areas.
Core Perspective Courses
Completion of the anchor course from each area plus an additional 9 credits from any of the four areas is required to complete the core perspectives requirement.
Area One: Social Structure
|SOC 233||Sociology of Organizations and Work (ANCHOR )||3|
|SOC 401||Sociology of Religion||3|
|SOC 404||Community Assessment||3|
|SOC 417||Sociology of the Family||3|
|SOC 426||Sociology of Medicine||3|
|SOC 427||Public Health Law and Policy for Non-urban, Rural and Frontier Areas||3|
|SOC 443||International Disasters||3|
|SOC 465||Applied Demographics||3|
Area Two: Social Inequality
|SOC 235||Cultural Diversity (ANCHOR)||3|
|SOC 410||Social Inequality||3|
|SOC 412||Sociology of Gender||3|
|SOC 424||Feminist Theory and Discourse||3|
|SOC 445||Special Populations in Disasters||3|
Area Three: Social Change
|SOC 115||Social Problems (ANCHOR) Either course serves as the anchor||3|
|or SOC 116||Global Social Problems|
|SOC 403||Sociology of The Great Plains||3|
|SOC 405||Community Development||3|
|SOC 407||Deviant Behavior||3|
|SOC 431||Environmental Sociology||3|
|SOC 439||Social Change||3|
|SOC 440||Sociology of Aging||3|
Area Four: Social Interaction
|SOC 214||Social Interaction (ANCHOR)||3|
|SOC 416||Sociology Through Literature||3|
|SOC 418||Social Psychology||3|
|SOC 441||Death and Dying||3|
Required Credits: 18
|ANTH 111||Introduction to Anthropology||3|
|SOC 110||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|Required Courses: Select two of the following:||6|
or SOC 116
|Global Social Problems|
|Sociology of Organizations and Work|
|Major Electives: Select any two sociology courses at the 300-400 level||6|
Minor Requirements and Notes
- A minimum of 8 credits must be taken at NDSU.
- Emergency Management majors who wish to complete this minor must complete 9 unique Sociology credits (i.e. courses that were not completed for the major of EM).