Bachelor of Arts

The BA degree plants career seeds that bloom in surprising ways. You'll be prepared for advanced graduate work or to enter the job market with a solid career strategy and skills to back it up. Earn a major or minor in sociology, detailed in the undergraduate degree requirements page. Complete the degree on campus, entirely online, or in a unique blend of the two.

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology requires a total of 120 credit hours, of which 32 must be earned from sociology courses. In addition to required sociology courses, CU Denver has a set of core university requirements for all undergraduates. These include courses in the humanities, social sciences, behavioral sciences, and natural/physical sciences. CU Denver also requires that students demonstrate competency in mathematics and writing, either through testing or coursework.  Details on these requirements are available from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

​Students can earn a Bachelor of Arts in sociology through on campus courses, online courses, or a combination of on campus and online courses. Of the 32 credit hours of coursework required in sociology, at least 16 credit hours must be from upper division courses (courses numbered in the 3000s or 4000s). Within the major, 20 credits are earned in required sociology courses, leaving 12 credits of electives (minimum) to be earned in sociology. A minimum grade of "C-" or better must be earned in the sociology electives (F’s are not averaged in).

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