BA in Anthropology/Sociology - Sociology Track

Sociology Track

University Requirements

  • Lower division university core requirements or (for transfer students) general education requirements
  • CLAS requirement
  • A minimum of 120 credits hours
  • The final 30 credits must be taken at FIU (with exceptions requiring the approval of the Dean’s office)
  • GPA 2.0 or higher

Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs Requirements

  • A minimum of 48 credit hours of upper division courses
  • A minimum of 9 credit hours of upper division courses outside the Major.
  • A grade of “C” or higher in each major course
  • Foreign language: equivalent of a second semester sequence foreign language course or one more advanced. (with a minimum grade of C).

Sociology Track Requirements

Lower Division (3 credits)

  • SYG 2000 – Introduction to Sociology

Core Courses (15 credits)

  • SYP 3456 – Societies in the World
  • SYA 3300 – Research Methods
  • SYA 4010 – Sociological Theories
  • SYA 4011 – Social Theory
  • SYA 3400 - Introduction to Quantitative Social Research

Upper Division Department Electives (12 credits; must be 3000-level or higher)

  • Two additional upper-division sociology courses (SYA/SYD/SYG/SYO/SYP)
  • One upper-division anthropology course (ANT)
  • One upper-division geography course(GEA/GEO) - GEO 3510, Earth Resources, offered by the Department of Earth & Environment, is a natural sciences course that cannot be taken to fulfill this requirement.

Other Electives (30 credits)

A Minimum of 9 credits must be taken outside the Major. A minimum of 18 credits must be upper division (3000-level or higher).

Option: Please consider applying the upper division major courses (required and elective) to a second major in Geography, a minor in Geography, or a certificate program.