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Program at a Glance

College of Sciences
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The Sociology degree, which may be completed online, face-to-face, or as a mix of online and face-to-face courses, has two major goals: 1) to promote undergraduate student excellence and 2) to advance career success for graduates by providing them with tangible, career-oriented skills. A dedicated faculty offers state-of-the-art courses that are relevant to current issues affecting our students' lives and their future careers. Graduates are prepared for careers that require employees who think critically and have analytic and technical skills related to understanding crime, law, and deviance; medical sociology; diversity and inequalities; and/or mass culture and collective behavior. All students complete individual, original research projects.

Degree Requirements

  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
  • Departmental Residency Requirement: at least 24 semester hours of regularly scheduled 3000-4000 level courses must be taken from the UCF Sociology Department.
  • Students must earn at least a "C" (2.0) or higher in each core course.
  • Students must have at least a "C" (2.0) in each UCF course satisfying major requirements.
  • Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all courses satisfying major requirements.
  • Experiential Education credit cannot be used for credit in this major.
  • Directed Independent studies, directed independent research, and internships must be approved by the Sociology department prior to enrollment.
  • No more than 12 hours of directed independent study, directed independent research, and internship (course numbers 3905, 4906, 5907, 4912, 5917, 3940, & 4941) credit may be used for the major.
  • All prerequisites of courses taught within the College of Sciences will be enforced.
  • Students should consult annually with a departmental advisor.
  • Courses designated in 1 (General Education Program) and 2 (Common Program Prerequisites) are usually completed in the first 60 hours.

Online Sociology, BA/BS

Sociology (B.A./B.S.) may be completed fully online, although not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees.

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