Bachelor's Degree Planning
Plan Your Coursework
Picking Courses: Each semester, you will want to check in with your Major Advisor, and plan what to take the next semester. The HSU Class Schedule is usually updated close to the time registration opens to show dates and times for courses offered the following semester. The Archive of Sociology Syllabi gives you an opportunity to see what you might expect from a course (though courses do, of course, change and vary by instructor).
Major/Minor Contracts: These forms will show you ALL of the courses you must take to get your degree or minor in Sociology or Criminology and Justice Studies. You will use this form with your Major Advisor to map out a plan for completing the degree. The Contract will be submitted to the registrar sometime before you apply for graduation.
- Sociology Major Contract
- CJS Major Contract
- Sociology Minor Contract
- Academic 4-Year Plan (for mapping out your entire timeline, by semester)
- Academic 4-Year Plan Example (MAP) (scroll to 4-year academic plan)
Course Rotations: These show you what the Department of Sociology plans to teach each semester for the next five years. Use this for short term and long term course planning.
- 5-Year Course Rotation (scroll down for Criminology and Justice Studies or Sociology)
You will need to choose between doing a Thesis or Internship, to ideally be completed during your senior year.
Whether you plan to go to graduate school, or to a career, there is much you can do during your time in HSU Sociology to plan for your future. You can join professional associations, and attend conferences and/or make a poster or paper presentation at one. You can also start working with the Career Center early in your time at HSU to make sure you can hit the ground running after graduation.
There are several opportunities to get involved, and get leadership experience, with Sociology clubs and organizations
Apply for Graduation
No matter your major or minor, you will need to apply for graduation from HSU once you have reached at least 60 units. Work with your Major Advisor to ensure you have a current Major/Minor Contract on file with the registrar.