Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Interdisciplinary Programs, Bachelor of Science (BS) - Concentration in Sociology - Liberal Studies

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Major GPA: 2.0 or higher
Overall GPA: 2.0 or higher


Liberal Studies Requirements45-46
Other Basic Requirments0-3
Computer Competency0-3
Major/Concentration Requirements42

* All undergraduate degree programs require a minimum of 120 credits.  Some courses meet multiple requirements, but are only counted once toward the 120 credit total required to graduate.

Liberal Studies Requirements

Goal Course Requirements
Complete Goal requirements as indicated below
Basic Requirements
ENGL 102Critical Writing3
ENGL 104Critical Reading3
COMM 200Civil Discourse: Theory & Practice3
The Arts
Global Community
Human Institutions/Interpersonal Relationships
Science, Technology & Math
Challenges of the Modern Age
Enrichment Course Requirements
Select one course from three of the following Enrichment areas:9
Total Hours45-46

Basic Math Requirement

Check with your adviser or a current degree audit report to see if you have been exempted from this course. The credit earned in this course will not be counted toward the 120 credit hour minimum needed to earn a degree.

Complete one of the following:0-3
Meet required minimum SAT or ACT math score OR
Beginning Algebra
Total Hours0-3

Computer Competency

Demonstrate "computer competency" by one of the following:0-3
Pass Computer Competency Exam OR
Select one of the following at SRU or another post-secondary institution:
Introduction to Computing for Liberal Arts
Computer Concepts
Introduction to Computing and Programming
Technology for Wellness
Total Hours0-3

Major Requirements

  • 21 major credits must be taken at SRU or PASSHE
  • 21 major credits must be taken at the 300 level or above (Adviser approved courses)
  • Courses used in this major may not be used to satisfy ROCK Studies, a minor, or another major’s requirements.
  • A student must have earned 30 credits and a 2.0 GPA to enter the program.
  • AP, Credit by Exam, CLEP, and institutional credit by exam may count towards the degree to a maximum of 45 credits. Pass/Fail and non-credit courses will not be counted in the major.
Core Courses
Oral and Written Communication
INDP 102Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies3
INDP 201Principles of Sociology 13
Interpersonal Skills and Civic Responsibility
Select six credits from the following:6
Contemporary Social Problems 1
Race and Ethnic Diversity in the USA 1
Urban Sociology 1
Society, Culture and Self 1
Collective Behavior 1
Analytical, Quantitative & Critical Thinking Skills
INDP 317Statistics for the Social Sciences 13
INDP 318Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Studies 13
INDP 499Capstone: Applied Interdisciplinary Studies3
Emphasis Area
Select 21 credits from the following by advisement:21
General Sociology Concentration
Applied Sociology interest areas for Medical Sociology and Public Sociology
Experiential Learning Activities
Must complete 40 hours of experiential learning activities which are approved by the Academic Adviser. Please consult with your Adviser for details of the options available.
Total Hours42

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

Concentration in Sociology (SOCI)
This program is effective as of Fall 2020.
Revised 10.15.20
UCC 03.05.20