Sociology AB/Sociology MA

A degree in Sociology leads to a wide range of career options in government, nonprofit, or business. In addition, a major in Sociology provides individuals with a solid foundation for further post-graduate study in law, business, or the social sciences.

Admission to Program

The application deadline for admission for fall will be March 1 and the deadline for admission in spring will be November 1.

In order to apply for the dual degree pathway, students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA, minimum 60 credit hours, and have completed SOCI 1101, STAT 2000, and SOCI 3580.

Students must submit to the Department’s Undergraduate Coordinator and Graduate Coordinator: 1) a letter requesting consideration for the dual degree pathway, and 2) a statement of purpose.


Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

- SOCI 6220 (in place of SOCI 3220) or 6410
- SOCI 6600
- SOCI 6620
- SOCI 6630

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:

Students in the dual degree pathway will not take SOCI 6190 (Proseminar in Sociology), which is a pass/fail course that provides professional socialization for students intending to pursue an academic career in Sociology. Students in the traditional Sociology graduate program take SOCI 6190 for 4 credit hours. In place of SOCI 6190, students in the B.A./M.A. track will take 4 hours of SOCI 7000 (Master's Research).

Dual pathway students will take SOCI 6220 (Development of Sociological Theory) in lieu of SOCI 3220, which is the required undergraduate theory course. As a result of this substitution, they will be required to take one additional upper-division Sociology elective course in order to satisfy the the minimum credit hour requirement for the undergraduate degree in Sociology.

Admission to Graduate Program

To be considered for admission to the graduate degree program, eligible students must submit transcripts, GRE scores, two letters of recommendation, and a statement of purpose. All graduate program admissions will be for the fall semester. Deadline: March 15.

Program Advisor

  • Name: Jim Coverdill
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-2421
  • Address: 213C Baldwin Hall

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Sociology A.B.
  • Department/College: Sociology

Advising Contact

  • Name: Sarah Shannon
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-3232
  • Address: 217A Baldwin Hall

Additional Advising Contact

  • Name: Kathy Lou
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-3192
  • Address: 113D Baldwin Hall

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Sociology M.A.
  • Department/College: Sociology

Advising Contact

  • Name: Justine Tinkler
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-5497
  • Address: 213C Baldwin Hall

Additional Advising Contact

  • Name: Melissa Leizear
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-7147
  • Address: 113A Baldwin Hall