May 26, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology, BA

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Sociology provides courses consistent with the liberal arts mission of the University. The Sociology major provides for curricular flexibility to allow students entrance into specific areas of policy studies, graduate study, the criminal justice system, social work, and other social services. The Sociology major earns a B.A. degree.


Students majoring in Sociology may elect to pursue honors work in Sociology. To graduate ‘With Honors in Sociology,’ students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, a minimum major GPA of 3.5, and complete SOC 498  and SOC 499 , including defense of a thesis.

Core Curriculum Requirements (55-62 Hours)

The Core Curriculum 

Technical Requirements (3 Hours)

General Elective Credits

(If Needed)

Total Credit Hours (Minimum) 128

On occasion, technical and/or program requirements may also meet specific core curriculum requirements. Please confer with your program advisor to determine which courses, if any, may be counted accordingly.

All Bachelors programs at Lenoir-Rhyne require at least 128 credit hours. If, in combination, core, technical, and program requirements do not generate at least 128 hours, additional credits must be completed to achieve 128 hours. These classes may be general electives, or a student may complete a minor or additional major.

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