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Areas A-E (See Core section of the Catalog)

42 semester hours

Area F

18 semester hours


SOCI 1121 Sociological Perspectives (unless already completed in Area E) (0-3 hours)


Foreign Language (0-9 hours): must show competence at the level of the fourth university course (FREN, GRMN, JAPN or SPAN 2002 Intermediate Readings)


Selections (6-18 hours) from:

PHIL 2200

Survey of Philosophy

ECON 2106

Principles of Microeconomics

ECON 2105

Principles of Macroeconomics

POLS 2201

State and Local Government

POLS 2401

International Politics and Issues

CRJU 1100

Introduction to Criminal Justice

GEOG 1101

Introduction to Human Geography

GEOG 1102

World Regional Geography

PSYC 1101

Intro to General Psychology

PSYC 2101

Introduction to the Psychology of Adjustment

ANTH 1102

Introduction to Anthropology

ANTH 1104

Introduction to Archeology

HIST 2111

The United States to 1877

HIST 2112

The United States since 1877

HIST 3020

African-American History to 1877

HIST 3025

African-American History since 1877

SOCI 1160

Introduction to Social Problems

SOCI 2293

Introduction to Marriage and the Family


CSCI 1000 Introduction to Computer Science and Applications or CBIS 2215 Introduction to Computers in Business (3 hours)


Math 2600 Probability and Statistics (0-3 hours) (If not used to satisfy core requirements)

Notes: A course taken to satisfy an Area F requirement may not also be counted to satisfy a Major Requirement.

Any transfer student who has not completed the courses in Area F, or their equivalents, must take these courses at GCSU.

Major Requirements

27 semester hours


SOCI 3442

Research Methods

SOCI 3450

Contemporary Sociological Theories


Additional courses in Sociology (SOCI) at the 3000-4000 level (18 hours)


Successful completion of a senior capstone experience is required. SOCI majors can choose among SOCI 4920 (Senior Seminar). SOCI 4999 (Student Research), an appropriate study abroad course, or another appropriate course with the approval of the advisor and department Chair (3 hours).

Degree Requirements

0-12 semester hours

Students must show competence in a foreign language at the level of the fourth university course (2002) (9-12 hours).

Sociology majors who take foreign language courses at the university level may count up to three of them (9 hours) in Area F.

Other Requirements

3-6 semester hours


A grade of C or better must be earned in each course that counts toward major requirements and in the senior capstone.


A minimum of 39 hours overall must be at the 3000-4000 level.


The first-year academic seminar must be completed with a satisfactory grade. Students who transfer to GCSU are exempt from this requirement.


24-36 semester hours

Sociology majors who use language courses in Area F will have the higher number of elective hours.


120 semester hours


The Department of Government & Sociology coordinates the University's participation in the European Union Certificate Program. The program, sponsored by the University System of Georgia European Council, is open to all majors. Those interested in careers in international affairs and international business should find the program especially useful. Students in the program will take Introduction to the European Union (POLS 4505), four other courses from various social science, humanities/fine arts, business/economics, and natural/health sciences disciplines, and a capstone seminar. Some of the courses are offered jointly with other University System institutions and with the University of Munich in Germany. Additional information is available in the department office and in the International Education Center.

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