Students should have successfully completed The Florida State University's liberal studies requirements with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better. Consult the Undergraduate Degree Requirements section of the General Bulletin for further details.
Students may earn a bachelor of arts (BA) or a bachelor of science (BS) degree in sociology.
Students must complete thirty (30) semester hours in sociology, with a grade of "C-" or better in each course, including: SYA 4010 (sociological theory), SYA 4300 (methods of research), SYA 4400 (social statistics); and any other seven sociology courses. Students who major in sociology must also complete 12 hours of coursework for a minor in another department, or 15 hours from an interdepartmental minor, or requirements as stated by the minor area. Transfer students must earn a minimum of fifteen (15) semester hours in sociology at The Florida State University. Transfer of the required upper-division courses (SYA 4010, 4300, and 4400) is subject to the approval of the departmental chair.
A minor may be earned by completing any fifteen (15) semester hours in sociology with a grade of "C-" or better in each course. At least nine (9) of the fifteen (15) semester hours must be completed at The Florida State University.
Honors in the Major
The Department of Sociology offers a program of honors in the major to encourage talented juniors and seniors to undertake independent and original research as part of their undergraduate experience. For requirements and other information, contact Dr. Kinloch at 850-644-5470.