FAQ: Sociology Online Major
FAQ’s for the Sociology Online Major
If you have further questions not listed here, please reach out to the Sociology Online Major Academic Advisor, Mary McKenzie, by emailing Mary.Mckenzie@charlotte.edu.
Both programs require 10 courses, but the concentration requires specific electives.
|Both Programs Require||Main Campus Required Electives||Online Program required Electives|
|SOCY 1101 – Intro to Sociology, 3 credits||SOCY 2000/3000/4000 level elective||SOCY 2155 – Introduction to Organizations, 3 credits|
|SOCY 3153 – Sociological Theory, 3 credits||SOCY 2000/3000/4000 level elective||SOCY 4111 – Social Inequality, 3 credits|
|SOCY 3155 + Lab – Sociological Research Methods, 4 credits||SOCY 3000/4000 level elective||SOCY 4112 – Sociology of Work, 3 credits|
|SOCY 4156 + Lab – Quantitative Data Analysis, 4 credits||SOCY 3000/4000 level elective||SOCY 4114 – Professionalism in Sociology, 3 credits|
|SOCY 4699 (W,O) – Senior Seminar in Sociology, 3 credits||SOCY 3000/4000 level elective||SOCY 2000/3000/4000 level elective|
The courses in the Online Sociology Major are taught with the same rigor as the traditional Main Campus courses, cover the same amount of course material, and are taught by the same faculty. The transcript for the Online Sociology major is the same transcript for the traditional Main Campus Major.
Most students are transferring 60-64 credits to UNC Charlotte when they transfer an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree from a community college. These degrees fulfill your general education and foreign language requirements. Note: An A.A.S. or Associate of Applied Science degree does NOT automatically fulfill your general education requirement and foreign language requirements. Note: The Sociology B.A. requires 32 credits. You can fulfill your remaining credits by completing more Sociology electives or other courses offered by Distance Education.
NSO is not required for Online Sociology majors, but is required for traditional main campus majors.
The College of Humanities & Earth and Social Sciences requires that a foreign language courses be completed through the 1202 level. This requirement can be completed taking 1201 and 1202 of a foreign language. You have fulfilled the foreign language requirement by completing three years of the same foreign language in high school and submitting those credits on your high school transcript. You have fulfilled the foreign language requirement by transferring an Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree to UNC Charlotte. It is strongly advised that you have this requirement fulfilled before declaring your Online Sociology major. Note: UNC Charlotte does not offer foreign language courses online, but you can take the courses as a Main Campus student. It is also recommended that you take your foreign language courses at your local community college and transfer them to UNC Charlotte.
Yes. SOCY 1101 – Introduction to Sociology is a prerequisite for most Sociology courses.
Yes. STAT 1222 – Introduction to Statistics or another statistics course) is a prerequisite for SOCY 4156 + lab – Quantitative Analysis.
Yes. SOCY 3153, SOCY 3155 + Lab, and SOCY 4156 + Lab are prerequisites for SOCY 4699 Senior Seminar in Sociology.