The accelerated sequence leads to either a B.A. or B.S. in sociology and the M.A. in sociology degrees. Students who wish to complete this program must identify themselves to the Department of Sociology as majors who will complete the program as soon as possible. The program is open to all undergraduates who major in sociology and have completed at least 96 semester hours of undergraduate course work, including all general education requirements and the following required courses in the major: SOCI 300, SOCI 301, SOCI 302, SOCI 377A, SOCI 377B. Students must possess a minimum overall GPA of 3.25 and a minimum GPA of 3.50 for the required courses in the major-SOCI 300, SOCI 301, SOCI 302, SOCI 377A, SOCI 377B-or a satisfactory score on the GRE. Students who have met these criteria are eligible to apply for admission to the M.A program in sociology under the special provisions of the accelerated degree program. Students must complete their application to the M.A. program according to the procedures of the Graduate School.
Students must complete all the requirements of the sociology B.A. or B.S. degree as well as all general education requirements by the end of their junior year and all required courses in the SOCI major: SOCI 300, SOCI 301, SOCI 302, SOCI 377A, SOCI 377B. Students accepted into the accelerated dual B.A. or B.S. and M.A. program in sociology pursuant to the special provisions of this program will matriculate in the graduate program in their senior year. Up to 18 credits of graduate courses will count toward the final 24 credits of the undergraduate degree. Upon receiving their undergraduate degree, students will then follow the standard timetable for receiving an M.A. in sociology.