Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in sociology degree is dedicated to the study of the social lives of people, groups, and societies. In the study of our behavior as social beings, sociology offers a broad range of interests, from analyzing short contacts between anonymous individuals to examining global social processes.

This 120-hour program promotes effective communication, critical thinking, and data analysis through its broad selection of courses. Some topics sociology majors explore include the study of organizations, gender, families, cities, minority groups, environment, and urbanization.

Graduates of this program receive a valuable foundation for direct entry into meaningful careers or graduate study in a wide range of fields including law, education, counseling, social work, public health, and public administration.

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Program Details

Admission Requirements

After admission to UA Little Rock, any student may be admitted to the program.  Undergraduate admission requirements for the university can be found in our “Become a Student” section.  Click here for important course sequence information.

Graduation Requirements

This degree program requires a minimum of 120 credit hours, including two semesters of a second language. Students must successfully complete all program requirements with 2.0 GPA average in the major. Online minors are available but not required for this program. More details about program requirements can be found on the Department of Sociology website.

Program Advisor

Dr. Adriana Lopez | Associate Professor of Sociology,
and Sociology Coordinator
Department of Sociology & Anthropology
501.569.3173 | | Sociology website


UA Little Rock is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, affiliated with the Electronic Campus of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), and designated as “doctoral/research intensive” by the Carnegie Foundation.


UA Little Rock makes every effort to meet special accommodation and access needs. For information on specific accommodations for individuals with disabilities, you may contact the department sponsoring the class you wish to attend, call eLearning at 501.569.3003, or the Office of Disability Support Services at 501.569.3143. The Disability Support Services website provides information about the accommodation process and online forms to apply for services.

Cost per credit hour: $280

University Standard Core Courses (18-21 hours)

First Year Experience (Choose 3 hours)

College of Business students may take BSAD 1100 for equivalent.

PEAW 1300 First Year Colloquium (3 credit hours)

Communication – Written (Choose 3 - 6 hours)

(Select 1 set)
RHET 1311 AND RHET 1312
RHET 1320 Honors Composition

RHET 1311 Composition I (3 credit hours)
RHET 1312 Composition II (3 credit hours)
RHET 1320 Honors Composition (3 credit hours)

College Core Courses (14 hours)

Required Courses (15 hours)

Program Requirements (Choose 15 hours)

Note: Click here for important course sequence information. Students may choose between SOCI 3383 Classical Sociological Theory or SOCI 3384 Contemporary Sociological Theory to fulfill the theory requirement.

SOCI 2300 Introduction to Sociology (3 credit hours)
SOCI 3381 Social Statistics (3 credit hours)
SOCI 3383 Classical Sociological Theory (3 credit hours)
SOCI 3384 Contemporary Sociological Theory (3 credit hours)
SOCI 3385 Research Methods (3 credit hours)
SOCI 4387 Senior Capstone Seminar (3 credit hours)

Elective Courses (15 hours)