BA in Sociology

A BA in sociology allows you to build upon your sociology coursework through the elective-credit flexibility it affords. It's not required, but if you are pursuing the BA, you are encouraged to choose a minor that pairs well with your post-graduation plans. Our sociology advisor can help you choose a minor or focus that matches your goals.

A bachelor of arts (BA) degree requires students to complete four semesters of foreign language studies. The language curriculum complements many students' interests in cross-cultural studies, contributes to the development of a global worldview, and facilitates study abroad experiences.


Meet with our advisor and learn more about the major.

Planning your courses?

View our worksheet for sociology BA degree requirements (PDF).


Capstone and Honors Proseminar Sequence

Both the BA and BS in sociology require the same number of core and sociology elective courses and include the Capstone requirement. Learn more about the major project requirement or the Honors Proseminar Sequence.

CLA Requirements

Learn more about the College of Liberal Arts BA degree requirements, including the second language requirement.

Transfer Students

Effective fall 2014, transfer students from outside the Twin Cities campus must take at least six upper-level courses from the University of Minnesota Department of Sociology. Find more information for transfer students.