Sociology, BA


Bachelor of Arts

Program Delivery

On Campus, Online, Hybrid

Total Credits

120 Credits

About the Program

Sociology applies the methods of social science to understand how broader social forces influence our thoughts, beliefs and behavior. 

Focus of Study

A BA in Sociology provides important background for careers in human resources, education, business, law, social work, criminal justice, politics, arts, sports, and public administration. Students may select from a broad range of courses related to contemporary issues and problems, based on their interests. These can include:

  • Inter-group relations
  • Popular culture
  • Social movements an social change
  • Modernity and post-modernity
  • Family patterns and relationships
  • Sexuality
  • Crime and deviance
  • Environmental and social problems
  • Globalization

Students also have opportunities to participate in internships, field courses, and other field and service-learning experiences.

Program Requirements

The Sociology major requires a minimum of 36 credit hours of SOC course work and a minimum of 18 credit hours of upper-division (3000+ level) SOC course work.

All SOC courses must have a grade of “C” or better.

Following the capstone course (see below), students must complete the Sociology Exit Exam.


Program Coursework

Required courses for all majors include:

  • SOC 1110 Introduction to Sociology 
  • SOC 3070 Social Research Methods
  • SOC 3150* Modern Sociological Theory
  • SOC 3170* Social Statistics

*SOC 3150 and 3170 should be completed prior to the senior year and must be taken at UCCS.

All students must complete 12 additional credit hours of SOC electives.

In addition, all students must complete three substantive courses chosen from the following list: SOC 3280, 3290, 3310, 3410, 4040, 4080, 4110, 4170, 4190, 4200, 4240, 4300, 4310, 4380, 4400, 4600, 4660, 4960 (click here for more information). 

All UCCS students must also complete a Summit (capstone) Experience.

  • SOC Honors Track students fulfill this requirement through an independent research project and honors thesis by registering for SOC 4980 and 4990.
  • Regular track students must complete one SOC course with a Compass Curriculum Summit flag from the following list: SOC 4040, 4080, 4180, 4300, 4310, 4380, 4400, 4530, 4580, 4590, 4660, 4780, 4960. In addition, students must also enroll in the one-credit add-on section associated with each Capstone-eligible course. The Capstone eligible course and Capstone add-on must be taken in the same semester

See the Program Degree Plan here

Admission Details

To learn more about admission requirements and the application process, please visit the UCCS Admissions page.

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