sociology students

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

A Bachelor of Arts in Sociology provides a broad foundation that prepares our graduates for further studies in the discipline and related fields, successful careers in diverse settings, and thoughtful and effective involvement in their communities. The sociology major at UAH emphasizes the development of both academic and applied skills that can be useful in a wide range of industries and organizations. 

The culminating experience of our program is the SOC 495 Senior Capstone Seminar, in which senior sociology majors have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned in their program of study. Capstone students can choose one of two tracks: 1) the research track or 2) the internship track.


The sociology major requires 34 credits distributed in the following manner:

Core Major Courses

SOC 100
Introduction to Sociology*
SOC 301
Research Methods
SOC 302
Sociological Theory
SOC 303
Statistics for the Social Sciences (Lecture)
SOC 304
Statistics for the Social Sciences (Lab)
SOC 495
Senior Capstone Seminar


Electives within the Major

  • 9 hours in sociology at any level
  • 9 hours in sociology at 300 level or above


*Charger Foundation Course

For a full list of courses for the sociology major, visit the UAH Catalog.

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