Oct 03, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Sociology (B.A. or B.S.)


The student learning outcomes for this degree are located at http://www.niu.edu/assessment/clearinghouse/outcomes/index.shtml.

Check departmental information for any additional requirements.

Emphasis 1. General Sociology


Requirements in Department (38)


GPA Requirement


A student must have completed the following courses, with a grade of C or better in each course, to complete the major in Sociology:

Requirements outside Department (B.A., 3-16; B.S., 13-16)


For the B.A. Degree


Fulfillment of B.A. foreign language requirement (0-12)

See “Foreign Language Requirement for the B.A. Degree”

For the B.S. Degree


Fulfillment of B.S. laboratory science/mathematical/computational skills sequence (13-16)
See “College Requirement for the B.S. Degree” in the Other Graduation Requirements section of this catalog.

Students selecting a sequence that does not include STAT 200 (4) or STAT 300 (3) will also be required to take one of these courses or STAT 100 (3) as a pre-requisite for SOCI 377B (with a grade of C or better).

Total Hours for a Major in Sociology, Emphasis 1. General Sociology: 41-54 (B.A.) or 51-54 (B.S.)


Emphasis 2. Criminology


Students completing the B.A./B.S. in Sociology with an emphasis in criminology are not eligible to also receive a Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Criminology.

Requirements in Department (38)


Group A: Required (26)


GPA Requirement


A student must have completed the following courses, with a grade of C or better in each course, to complete the major in Sociology:

SOCI 170 - Introduction to Sociology Credits: 3
SOCI 300 - Foundations of Sociology Credits: 3

 

Requirements outside Department (B.A., 3-16; B.S., 13-16)


For the B.A. Degree


Fulfillment of B.A. foreign language requirement (0-12)

See “Foreign Language Requirement for the B.A. Degree”

For the B.S. Degree


Fulfillment of B.S. laboratory science/mathematical/computational skills sequence (13-16).

See “College Requirement for the B.S. Degree” in the Other Graduation Requirements section of this catalog.

Students selecting a sequence that does not include STAT 200 (4) or STAT 300 (3) will also be required to take one of these courses or STAT 100 (3) as a pre-requisite for SOCI 377B (with a grade of C or better).

Total Hours for a Major in Sociology, Emphasis 2. Criminology: 41-54 (B.A.) or 51-54 (B.S.)