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In light of Campus closure and as a precautionary measure regarding COVID-19, employees in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences are working remotely in an effort to best support our campus community. We ask for your patience as some services may be limited and response time may increase. We appreciate your understanding as we prioritize health and safety. Updates will be published to UNC's COVID-19 information page as the situation develops.

Information for Undergraduates

B.A. in Sociology

A Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology includes an examination of basic theories and methods in sociology and the application of sociological knowledge to a specific concentration consisting of 12 credits to be chosen in consultation with the student’s advisor. The program includes the core courses in sociology, two theory and two research, as well as concentration courses. Graduates will be prepared for employment in a variety of contexts such as conducting program analysis, social research, and related areas. See more details about major concentration areas here: https://www.unco.edu/hss/sociology/programs/bachelor-arts.aspx

Advising Information

Students must consult with their assigned major advisor each semester prior to registering (the advisor will provide them with the PIN number required for registration). Advisor information is available on Ursa (under the Student tab, visit View Student Information under Registration Tools). If no advisor is listed, contact the major program office for advisor information.

Minor in Sociology

A minor in sociology is an excellent complement to any major at the University of Northern Colorado. Through the application of the sociological approach to key issues such as inequality, social institutions, deviance, and family life, sociology provides a firm foundation for any discipline or career path with broader context and analytical approach.

Minor Requirements - 18 credits

Online B.A. in Sociology

The Online Sociology Bachelor of Arts program is a flexible liberal arts degree that is the same as our on-campus program, but designed for busy adults of any age who would like to complete their college degree, no matter where they live. In this bachelor's completion program, you will develop transferable job skills that are valuable for a wide range of professions in virtually any industry. You'll also engage in personally interesting curriculum that will enrich your ability to succeed in any job or organization. Program information for the Online B.A. in Sociology can be found here https://extended.unco.edu/current/undergrad/soc-ba-ol/.  

LAC/Elective Courses

Extended Campus online degree completion programs offer the required program courses but do not guarantee LAC or elective course availability. Students who wish to take UNC courses not offered through their Extended Campus program must register for the on-campus section of the course to hold their place in the course and then immediately contact their Program Coordinator. The Program Coordinator will work with the Extended Campus Coordinator.

When Extended Campus receives a request from the Program Coordinator and student, the EC Coordinator will seek space available approval from the Dean and the Instructor of the course that is offered on campus.

Once approval is given, the EC coordinator will set up a section to be merged with the original section. The Extended Campus section will be set with the Extended Campus degree program tuition rate. EC is not able to go over the capacity for the class or override prerequisite errors; only the instructor is able to override either of these.

Students must contact their Program Advisor and approval must be given before the course Add deadline. If approval is not given, or the student contacts the Program Advisor after the Add deadline for the course, the student is responsible for either dropping the course before the Drop deadline or paying the Out-of-State tuition rate. Add/Drop deadlines can be found on on the Semester Academic Calendar. The Extended Campus Degree program tuition rate for space available seats in class is not a guarantee.

The Writing Center

Are you returning to college after a few (or more) years away? Are you a little nervous about writing papers? There is online tutoring available through The Writing Center.