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University Requirements

  • Lower division university core requirements or (for transfer students) general education requirements
    • 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 grade of “C” or higher in each major course
  • Foreign language: equivalent of the second semester of a first-year course sequence.

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 3400 - Introduction to Quantitative Social Research
  • SYA 4010 – Sociological Theories
  • SYA 4011 – Social Theory

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 should not be taken to fulfill this requirement).

Other Electives (30 credits)

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 double major in Geography, a minor in Geography, or a certificate program.