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Combined Programs

Sociology/Anthropology Double Major

Students taking a double major in Sociology and Anthropology receive a reduction of 13 credits compared to the total number of credits required for the two majors separately. Each major includes 4 required courses, but SOCY 300 is required for both majors, so double majors must complete 7 required courses. Double majors must also complete 9 elective courses (4 sociology courses, 4 anthropology courses, and 1 course that can be either sociology or anthropology), instead of the 12 required if both majors were taken separately.

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SOCY-ANTH Double Major Checklist

Sociology Minor/Social Work Major

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.

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SOWK-SOCY Checklist

Sociology/Social Work Double Major

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.

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SOWK-SOCY Checklist

Sociology/Psychology Double 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 311 (formerly PSYC 331) and PSYC 312 (formerly PSYC 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.

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SOCY-PSYC (B.A. & B.S.) Checklist

Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s in Applied Sociology

The Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s is designed for academically strong undergraduate students at UMBC in any major. With the Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s, students may take up to 9 credits in their senior year that count for both the bachelor’s and master’s 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.