Sep 28, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology, BA

A Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Sociology is designed to provide students with a solid foundation of knowledge for graduate study in sociology or for careers in a wide variety of fields including: education, social service, health, probation, criminal justice, and government.  The Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology offers a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Sociology. In addition, students may also minor in Sociology. The Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology also supports the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree.

Program Coordinator: Dr. Aaron Bartula, Phone: 972-780-3629, Email:

Click here for the Recommended Course Sequence degree plan.



Building Blocks for the Degree

  1. Texas Core Curriculum: All students are required to complete 42 hours of the Texas Core Curriculum to earn a degree.
  2. Major Requirements: 18 hours of required courses and 21 hours of sociology courses from a selected concentration.
  3. Minor: A minor is not required but recommended in Psychology.
  4. Other Courses:   Students must have a minimum of 120 credit hours to graduate with a degree from UNTD.  Students may complete a minor, certificate program or general elective courses to meet this requirement.


Texas Core Curriculum, 42 hours

Courses with an asterisk (*) also count for the major.


Major Core Requirements, 18 hours


Major Concentrations, 21 hours

Select from the following 5 possible concentrations and complete the courses listed.

Concentration 1Family & Gender Studies


Concentration 2: Race & Ethnic Relations


Concentration 3: Sociology of Health


Concentration 4: Sports Studies


Concentration 5: General Sociology

  • Select two approved any level Sociology elective courses.
  • Select five approved advanced Sociology elective courses.


Additional UNTD Degree Requirements

  • All students must meet the General University Requirements as well as the major requirements.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Sociology major GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Grade of C or better in all SOCI courses