4+1 Master's Program in Sociology

The BA+MA program in sociology is designed to let students pursuing a bachelor's degree in sociology earn a master's degree in sociology with one additional year of study. Requirements of both programs must be met in their entirety. Students entering the 4+1 BA/MA program are not eligible for funding.

Students who are interested in pursuing this option should contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Annulla Linders. She can be reached at annulla.linders@uc.edu or 556-4710.

Eligibility

Students who meet the following criteria are eligible to complete the BA/MA in Sociology:

  • Junior standing
  • Completion of at least 2 sociology electives at the 3000 or above level
  • GPA of 3.0 or above in their sociology classes
  • Completion of 2 of the following 4 foundational courses (methods, statistics, theory, inequality)

Requirements for the BA/MA Degree in Sociology

The following is the suggested distribution of graduate classes during the last year of undergraduate studies and the first year of graduate studies

 

Courses

Credits

Senior Year

Graduate elective

3

 

Graduate elective

3

 

 

3

1st Grad semester

Introduction to Social Inequality

3

 

Logic of Inquiry

3

 

Classical Theory

3

 

Graduate elective

3

 

 

3

2nd Grad semester

Intermediate statistics

3

 

Qualitative methods

3

 

Graduate elective

3

 

Graduate elective

3

 

 

 

 

Total Credits

30

The degree requires a minimum of 30 graduate credits. Six of those credits (2 classes) should be completed while students are still undergraduates.

The specific course requirements for M.A. students entering in August 2012 and beyond are:

Required Courses. Students must take the following courses:

SOC7005 Intermediate Graduate Statistics
SOC7010 Introduction to Social Inequality
SOC7011 Logic of Inquiry
SOC8040 Qualitative Methods
SOC8075 Classical Sociological Theory

Elective Courses. Students must take at least 5 elective 3-credit courses at the 7000 level or above. Two of these courses should be taken while the students are still undergraduates.