To major in sociology a student must take courses in sociological theory, research methods and appropriate substantive material by completing thirty (30) credit hours in sociology, including SYA 3010 (3) , SYA 3300 (3) , SYA 3400 (3) , SYD 4730 (3) and SYA 4930 (3) . It is expected that these fifteen (15) credit hours of core courses will be taken at Florida A&M University. SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology , and SYG 2010 Social Problems , are prerequisites for all upper level courses in sociology for sociology majors.
The additional fifteen (15) credit hours are to be taken from among the elective sociology courses. Students may select elective courses from the following areas: social structure, intergroup relations, social research and methodology, marriage and family studies, social psychology, community studies, and anthropology. No more than six (6) credit hours of upper division anthropology courses may be applied toward a degree in sociology. A grade below a “C” in any of these courses will not be accepted for credit toward the major.
Internships are available for students to acquire experience in their chosen professional area and who do not plan to do graduate work. The internship is optional, but students are strongly encouraged to arrange their schedules so that they can complete an internship before they graduate.
A minor is required for sociology majors. The minor requires eighteen (18) credit hours in an approved discipline. The curriculum for the minor follows the requirements specified by the minor discipline. A grade below a “C” will not be accepted for credit toward the minor.