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All Social Work majors are required to complete a minor. Students pursuing a Social Work major and Sociology minor may choose between two options. The first reduces the number of courses required, but the class requirement is stricter. Students take SOCY 101, which is required of all social work majors, SOCY 300 and SOCY 301, which count as the social work methods and statistics courses. The second option, which may be the best option for students who have already completed STAT 121, may complete the Social Work Major and the traditional Sociology minor. If you need assistance determining which option is best for you, contact the Sociology main office.
Students taking a double major in Sociology and Social Work receive a significant reduction in the total number of courses required. The following courses count for both majors: SOCY 101, which is required of all social work majors, and SOCY 300 and SOCY 301, which counts as the social work methods and statistics courses. On the checklist below, are options for Social Work Majors with a Sociology Minor and for Social Work/Sociology Double Majors.
Note: SOCY 300 and 301 will substitute for SOWK 470 and STAT, respectively, but NOT vice versa. If you switch from a SOWK major to SOCY major, 470 and STAT will not count toward a sociology major.
Students taking a double major in Sociology and Psychology receive a reduction of 7 credits compared to the total number of credits required for the two majors separately. Double majors take PSYC 331-332 instead of SOCY 301, a reduction of 4 credits. They can also take one of the following sociology courses instead of one psychology 300-level elective course: SOCY 332, 333, 351,353, 355, 357, 430, 451, 458, ANTH 312, 314.
The accelerated B.A./M.A. is designed for academically superior undergraduate students at UMBC in any major. Accelerated B.A./M.A. students may take up to 9 credits in their senior year that count for both the B.A. and M.A. degrees. This reduces the number of credits required for the M.A. degree. For example, students who complete the maximum of 9 graduate credits in their senior year need to complete only 21 additional credits for the M.A. degree.