Bachelor of Arts – Sociology

The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology at Lamar University provides a solid foundation in the knowledge and skills needed to address real-world social issues and problems, while allowing students to explore a wide range of social topics and issues.  

Ethic group of people

  • If you're interested in organizational theory, you might gravitate toward organizational planning and training.
  • If you study the sociology of work and occupations, you may pursue a career in human resources or industrial relations.
  • If you especially enjoy research design, statistics and data analysis, consider positions in marketing, public relations, or organizational research.
  • If you are interested in an international business career, build courses in economic and political sociology, cultural diversity, racial and ethnic relations and social conflict into your curriculum.

Your faculty advisors and mentors will help you build a curriculum for the discipline and career you choose.

Degree Requirements

The degree of Bachelor of Arts in Sociology will be awarded upon completion of the following requirements:

  1. General Core Requirements:
    42 credit hours +2 hours required of all Arts and Sciences students (Includes SOCI 1301).
  2. Modern language requirement (12 hours)
  3. Sociology major core (36 hours):
    12 of 36 hours must be be from one of the following four concentration areas:
    1. Race, Class & Gender: 3306, 3315, 3340 ,3355, 3365, 4315
    2. Global Health Populations: 3311, 4310, 4325, 4335, 4342
    3. Crime & Deviance: 3326, 3375, 3380, 3390, 4345
    4. Social Organization & Change: 2301, 4320, 4330, 4340, 4350, 4365
  4. Modern Language Requirements:
    completion of 12 credit hours in foreign language courses, including 2312 course.
  5. Departmental Requirements (15 hours): 
    1. SOCI 4380 Research Methods
    2. SOCI 4385 Data Analysis
    3. SOCI 4390 Social Theory
  6. Minor (18 hours):
    9 hours at the 3000-4000 level