Xavier University of Louisiana

Xavier University of Louisiana
Department of Sociology

Xavier University of Louisiana
1 Drexel Drive, P.O. Box 32B
New Orleans, LA 70125
504-520-7400 (ph) 504-520-7952 (fax)

Amy Bellone Hite, PhD
Associate Professor and Head

SOCIOLOGY PROGRAMS

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN SOCIOLOGY

Whether entering the job market or graduate school, the sociology major offers skills that are increasingly necessary in a global, rapidly changing world. Xavier’s sociology major offersbroad training in social scientific research, an understanding of how various institutions and groups work, strong critical thinking and writing skills, and an understanding of our rapidly changing, diverse and global world. This foundation offers graduates enormous flexibility in the job market and/or entry into a wide array of graduate or professional programs.
Our program offers flexibility to pursue individual academic and career goals you define working closely with a faculty advisor.   An individualized learning plan, as well as a required internship or independent research project, allow you to focus on interests, study abroad, double major, or double minor..
The following are summaries of the degree requirements for this major. For specific detail be sure to consult the University Catalog (http://catalog.xula.edu/index.php?catoid=3). Click HERE for a printable B.A. in Sociology Curriculum Worksheet.

Summary of Degree Requirements for B.A. in Sociology

  • Completion of all Core Curriculum requirements
  • 36 credit hours in sociology in both required and elective sociology courses (see requirements below).
  • Score of 70 percent or higher on both the essay and multiple choice components of the Senior Comprehensive Exam, as well as completion of the Major Field Test in Sociology (all exams administered twice a year through SOCI 4999).
  • In order for any course to be counted for degree credit in the major, a student must earn a “C” or better.
  • Completion of a minor, a double concentration, or a second major.
  • A minimum of 120 credit hours.

Summary of Required Major Courses for B.A. in Sociology

  • SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology (3) (May be applied to Essential Core)
  • SOCI 1011 Global Social Change or SOCI 1015 Popular Culture & Society (3)
  • SOCI 2500 Reading & Writing in Sociology (2)
  • SOCI 2530 Introduction to Research Methods (3)
  • SOCI 2530L Statistical Software Lab (1)
  • Two additional 2000 level sociology courses (6)
  • SOCI 3030 Sociological Theory (3)
  • Two additional 3000 level sociology courses (6)
  • Two additional 4000 level sociology courses (6)
  • SOCI 4950 Internship or SOCI 4903 Independent Study (3) (Substituted for Study Abroad)
  • MATH 1020 (STAT 2010) Statistics (3) with C or better (May be applied to Core)
  • SOCI 4999 Senior Comprehensive Exam (0)

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HONORS IN SOCIOLOGY

Students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 will graduate with an honors distinction in Sociology by completing a minimum of any three Sociology courses with a total of 9 credit hours with a combined GPA in all sociology courses of 3.5 or higher. This distinction and its criterion of a 3.5 GPA in Sociology apply to all students, including students majoring or minoring in Sociology.


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MINOR IN SOCIOLOGY

Students minoring in sociology must complete a minimum of 18 semester hours in sociology, meeting the following criteria:

  • SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology (3) (May be applied to Essential Core)
  • SOCI 3030 Sociological Theory (3)
  • 9 credit hours of Sociology Electives. Students may choose any combination of sociology courses to complete this component of the minor with the one following exception: students may NOT take two 1000 level courses with one 2000 level course to complete this component of the minor. Any other combination is acceptable (9)
  • Any 4000 level course (3)

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CONCENTRATION IN SOCIOLOGY

Students may complete a concentration in sociology by completing any 12 hours of coursework. A concentration may be in addition to a major and a minor or, if combined with another concentration, used instead of a minor.


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Summary of Degree Requirements for B.A. in Sociology - Health, Medicine and Society Concentration

  • Completion of all Core Curriculum requirements
  • 36 credit hours in sociology in both required and elective sociology courses (see specific course requirements below).
  • Score of 70 percent or higher on both the essay and multiple choice components of the Senior Comprehensive Exam, as well as completion of the Major Field Test in Sociology (all exams administered twice a year through SOCI 4999).
  • In order for any course to be counted for degree credit in the major, a student must earn a “C” or better.
  • Completion of a minor, a double concentration, or a second major.
  • A minimum of 120 credit hours are required for graduation.