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ARCHIVED 2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology, B.A.

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Total number of hours for program: 120.

Liberal Studies Hours: 42

Liberal Studies Program Requirements 

Major Requirements

The major requires 39 hours. The following courses are required:

  • MFL 231,232, or 240 Credits: (6)


Electives (21 hours) to complete a sociology major selected from sophomore, junior, or senior level sociology courses.

Additional Requirements

To complete the degree, 39 hours are required, including a minor, second major, or other approved program. Students must take at least 30 hours at the junior-senior level at WCU to satisfy general university degree requirements.  Students must also finish an approved Engaged Learning Experience to complete the requirements for the degree.  Each student is required to work with his/her departmental advisor to enter into an Engaged Learning Requirement Contract no later than the end of drop/add period in the semester prior to their graduating semester and must complete the contract no later than the last day of classes of the semester prior to their graduating semester.  This contract will detail the specific activities to be undertaken and corresponding deliverables to be produced during the experience.  Engaged Learning Experiences may be associated with a travel course, independent study, internship, designated Engaged Learning course, or an independent engaged learning experience, but the timely completion of an Engaged Learning Requirement Contract is required.

Visit the department’s website at to view the 8 semester curriculum guide.

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