Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all classes pertaining to their major and in those required in the support area and unrestricted electives. Furthermore, a minimum grade of “C” is required in the minor area (if applicable).
The Division of Social Sciences allows those students interested in pursuing a career in the K-12 academic environment to major in either history or political sciences and still obtain the teacher’s certification. The degree will be designated as a Bachelor of Arts in History or Political Science degree with secondary teacher certification.
Students pursuing the teacher’s certification must consult with their advisor in the Division of Social Sciences within their first two semesters of study at Prairie View A&M University to ensure timely completion of the University’s core curriculum before applying to the Whitlowe R. Green College of Education. For more information on the requirements and guidelines for admission to the teacher’s certification program, students should see the teacher certification section of the catalog under the Whitlowe R. Green College of Education.
Purpose and Goals
The Bachelors of Arts degree program in Sociology offers a curriculum that enables students to analyze, critically evaluate, and engage in the planning of solutions to problems that evolve from patterns of human social interaction. Sociologists analyze systems that range from individuals in small groups to entire societies. In addition to social theory and social research, students may choose courses in criminology, gerontology, substance abuse, the family, deviant behavior, and modern social problems. The Sociology Program prepares students for professional careers with government agencies and with the business sector. Students pursuing a baccalaureate degree in Sociology may become certified in secondary education. Additionally, a Sociology degree provides an excellent academic foundation for many post-baccalaureate degree programs.
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology Degree Program Requirements
Complete Core Curriculum Listing at https://catalog.pvamu.edu/universitycorecurriculum/.
|Core Curriculum 42 Credit Hours|
|Communication (Select Two)||6|
|Mathematics (Select One)||3|
|Life and Physical Sciences (Select Two)||6|
|Language, Philosophy, and Culture ( Select One)||3|
|Creative Arts (Select One)||3|
|American History (Select Two)||6|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences (Select One)||3|
|Component Area Option One (Select One)||3|
|Component Area Option Two (Select One)||3|
|Foreign Language Requirement (One Language)||6|
|Major Requirements 2|
|SOCG 1301||General Sociology||3|
|SOCG 4305||Social Statistics||3|
|SOCG 4372||Sociological Research Methods||3|
|SOCG 4373||Sociological Theory||3|
|SOCG 4378||Senior Seminar in Sociology||3|
|Eight SOCG electives determined in consultation with an advisor.||24|
|Support Area Requirements|
|ECON 2302||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|ENGL 2311||Technical and Business Writing||3|
|PSYC 2301||General Psychology||3|
|Minor Requirements 3||18|
All Sociology Core Curriculum requirements are shown in the suggested degree program. In order to fulfill the 6 SCH of Life and Physical Sciences requirements, students are advised to take a BIOL, CHEM, PHYS, or PHSC sequence.
Students must earn a minimum grade of a “C” in all classes pertaining to their major and in those required in the support area and unrestricted electives. Furthermore, a minimum grade of a “C” is required in the minor area (if applicable).
Depending on the credit hours required by the selected minor.