BABA General Studies Specialization: Sociology

The Sociology (SY) area of specialization provides students with a unique perspective for looking at how society works and at the intricate relationships between individuals and society. Sociologists study social life and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Sociology’s subject matter ranges from the intimate family to the hostile mob, from crime to religion, from divisions of race and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture. The sociology specialization provides students the opportunity to develop critical thinking, communication and analytical skills that give them an edge in today’s information society and global workplace. For career information visit the UF Career Connections Center.


Students are required to have a minimum of four classes totaling 12 hours from any of the 3000-4000 level courses listed below and maintain a minimum 2.0 area of specialization GPA. Be sure to check course prerequisite requirements. Visit the Undergraduate Catalog Courses page to find more details for each course.

  • Any 3000 or 4000-level SYA, SYD, SYG, SYO and SYP courses, excluding 4905 and 4911 courses

Contact Information

You are always welcome to meet with an advisor in the Heavener School of Business, however, advising specifically related to Sociology is available through Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For registration, scheduling, and area-specific questions, please contact:

Dr. Marian J. Borg
3364 Turlington Hall

Minor Option

A minor is available in this area of specialization. In order to add this minor, you must first complete SYG 2000 along with 12 additional Sociology credits, 9 of which must be at least the 3000 level. To complete the minor students must earn 15 credit hours with minimum grades of C. You can find out more about the Sociology minor in the Undergraduate Catalog.