Option I: General Sociology

The General Option (Option I) is intended for

  1. those who wish to pursue and achieve a liberal arts education
  2. those who desire to pursue graduate education in sociology or allied fields
  3. those who wish specific occupational preparation for a number of fields. Students may focus upon the areas of American Studies, Criminology and Corrections, Social Psychology, Social Research, Ethnic Studies, Sociology of Work, and Social Problems as a way of developing their interests and knowledge in broad areas of specialization within the discipline.

Department Lower Division Core Requirements, plus:

SOC 364 Social Statistics (3) and

SOC 364/L Social Statistics Laboratory (1) 4

SOC 368 Sociological Theory I (3) and

SOC 368/S Sociological Theory I (3) and

SOC 468 Sociological Theory II (3) and

SOC 468S Sociological Theory II Seminar (2) 5

SOC 497 Methods of Social Research (3) and

SOC 497L Research Methods Laboratory (1) 4

SOC 498AEE Field Study and Reports (1) and

SOC 498S Seminar in Field Study and Reports (1) 2


Select 18 units of upper division sociology courses.

Courses cannot fulfill more than one requirement.

Total credit requirements: 48 Units

4- and 5-year Degree Completion Program