Students who enter UH Mānoa Fall 2012 or later complete a total of 120 credits, including:
Students who entered before Fall 2012 can choose:
In addition to the total credits requirements, to graduate from UH Mānoa with a B.A. in Sociology, students must
See the Sociology Program Sheet for a comprehensive list of all of the requirements for a B.A. in Sociology. The requirements listed in the Sociology Program Sheet also correspond with those listed on the Academic Pathway page on STAR, your online STudent Academic Records.
* All major courses must be taken for a letter grade unless a course is only offered Credit/No Credit.
** The prerequisite courses, as well as all of the major courses, must be passed with a grade of C (not C-) or better.
The Sociology Major requires 30 upper division Sociology credits. A minimum of three of the Sociology major courses must be at the 400-level. The required courses are:
* If you have taken, or transferred in, SOCS 225 (Social Sciences 225), that course may be used to fulfill the Methods or Statistics requirement (SOC 47X), but you must still take a minimum of three 400-level Sociology courses and complete at least 30 upper division Sociology credits.
For a complete list of Sociology courses, see the UHM Online Course Catalog.
Learning how to write well is a very important part of your college education, which is why five Writing Intensive courses are included in the focus requirements. Writing well includes learning to use the appropriate format for your papers and the appropriate style for citations and references. That information is contained in the Style Guides below.
You can tailor your major to fit with your career aspirations. As described in The Sociology Major brochure, areas of concentration within the major include:
The Sociology Major's Handbook contains more detailed information about the areas of concentration for the Sociology Major as well as other useful information. You do not have to choose an area, but it can be helpful to be aware of the possibilities for choosing your courses to support your career or graduate school plans.
The American Sociological Association website is a good source for information about possible careers for which your Sociology B.A. is ideal as well as helpful information about graduate school possibilities.
Career information may be found here.
Graduate School information may be found here.
There are two ways to declare your major in Sociology.
If you want more information about the Sociology Major, or if you are a new major or planning to declare Sociology as your major, review The Sociology Major and meet with the Undergraduate Advisor as soon as possible.
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