University Core Curriculum Requirements

General Education Distribution Area Cr. Hrs.
Fine Arts (FA)*
2 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: Art, CMT (Mass Media or Theatre), Music (includes Dance).
6
Humanities (HU)*
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: CMT (Communication), English, Linguistics. Philosophy, Women's and Gender Studies, World Languages and Cultures, (Note: No more than two foreign language courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.)
9

Behavioral/Social Sciences (SB)*

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: African & African American Studies, Anthropology, Computer Science, Economics, Geography & Environmental Studies, History, Justice Studies, Latino & Latin American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work

9

Natural Sciences (NS and NSL)**

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study; one course must have a laboratory component (NSL): Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics (Note: If an FYE ANTH that counts as Natural Science is taken, only one Biology course may be used for Natural Science).

9

   
Engaged Learning Experiences  

Students must complete, at Northeastern, three courses designated as Engaged Learning Experiences courses. One of the Engaged Learning Experiences courses must be at the 300-level, and one Engaged Learning Experiences course must be designated as "Boundary Crossing".

 

Discipline Specific (ELE-DS)

These courses have pre-requisites that are specific courses within a program of study. Discipline Specific courses give students a deeper understanding of how knowledge is created and applied in their field.

 

Boundary Crossing (ELE-X)

These are courses that cross disciplinary boundaries and/or cross boundaries through engagements outside the classroom or University allowing students to see how knowledge gained in one field might inform other fields or other aspects of society.

 
   

Math/Quantitative Reasoning (MA)

1 Math course, that has intermediate Algebra as prerequisite OR is a course listed on the General Education Distributive Learning List of Approved Courses. Any 3 hour college level math course, beyond Intermediate Algebra, meets this requirement.

 
*

Majors in Fine Arts, Humanities or Social/Behavioral Sciences, may waive up to 6 credit hours of General Education requirements in the corresponding distribution area.

**

 Majors in Natural Sciences may waive up to 9 credit hours of General Education requirements in the Natural Sciences distribution area.

Students should also be aware of all other university requirements to obtain a degree - NEIU requirements

Major in Sociology for the Bachelor of Arts Degree

Required Core Courses
SOC-100Introduction To Sociology3
SOC-105Social Inequalities And Social Change3
SOC-335Sociological Theory3
SOC-337Sociological Research Methods3
SOC-339Introduction To Social Statistics3
SOC-342Sociology Internship Seminar 13
or SOC-351 Senior Seminar In Sociology
SOC-346AWriting Intensive Program: Critical Writing For Sociology3
Electives in Sociology 218
Total Hours39
1

SOC-342 is Spring Semester and can be taken with SOC-345 for a total of 6 credits; SOC-351 is Fall Semester.

2

Students should consult with their advisor to select electives that will best suit their academic and career goals.  Students may substitute 1 cognate course outside of Sociology for an elective course with the approval of the Department Chair.

This sample curricular map is provided to guide full-time, first year students in planning for their major.  This guide should not replace regular consultations with your academic advisor.  Part-time and transfer students should consult with an academic advisor to develop curricular plans to accommodate their needs.  For specific recommendations of courses not identified, please consult your academic advisor.
 

First Year
Term 1Hours
SOC-100Introduction To Sociology3
ENGL-101Writing I3
General Education Course3
General Education Course3
SOC-105Social Inequalities And Social Change3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
General Education Course3
General Education Course3
SOC-337Sociological Research Methods3
SOC Elective3
Minor/Elective3
 Term Hours15
Second Year
Term 1
SOC-346AWriting Intensive Program: Critical Writing For Sociology3
SOC Elective3
General Education Course3
General Education Course3
Minor/Elective3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
SOC-335Sociological Theory3
SOC Elective3
Minor/Elective3
General Education Course3
General Education Course3
 Term Hours15
Third Year
Term 1
SOC-339Introduction To Social Statistics3
SOC Elective3
General Education Course3
General Education Course3
Minor/Elective3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
SOC Elective3
SOC Elective3
Minor/Elective3
Minor/Elective3
Minor/Elective3
 Term Hours15
Fourth Year
Term 1
SOC-351Senior Seminar In Sociology3
SOC Elective3
Minor/Elective3
Minor/Elective3
Minor/Elective3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
SOC Elective3
Minor/Elective3
Minor/Elective3
Minor/Elective3
Minor/Elective3
 Term Hours15
 Total Hours: 120