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Total Semester Hours required for the Degree: 120 semester hours
Semester Hours required for the Sociology Major: 43 semester hours
(inclusive of up to 3 credits in Anthropology; exclusive of internship courses) chosen in consultation with the student’s advisor.
To be certified for graduation with a major in sociology, a student must achieve a CGPA of at least 2.0 in the core courses in the major used to satisfy graduation requirements. (See footnote 1.)
(Major GPA based on all sociology courses taken at EIU, Anthropology 2200G and up to 3 additional credits of Anthropology if taken at EIU.)
1 If the student believes there are extenuating circumstances relevant to the failure to meet this requirement, filing an appeal to the Departmental Grade Appeals Committee is possible
If foreign language is exempt, 45 hours of free electives are available and provide the opportunity for the student to complete one or more minors or even selective majors, all within the four years.