F.A.Q. – Current Undergraduate Students

Are there required prerequisites for Sociology electives?

Students are required to have completed SYG 2000-Introduction to Sociology to enter the upper-level courses.

Additional SYA 4450-Data Analysis requires completion of both SYA 3400C-Applied Social Statistics and SYA 4300C-Research Methods before entering.It is also important to remember that SYA 3400C and SYA 4300C are only taught in the fall semester. SYA 4450C is only taught in the spring semester and should be taken the semester after completing Applied Social Statistics and Research Methods.

Can I take any restricted electives?

Yes, you can choose any elective from the Sociology restricted electives list. Students should remember that UCF requires 48 credit hours of upper-level coursework.

Do I have an assigned adviser?

Yes, all Sociology majors are assigned a faculty adviser. To find out whom your assigned adviser is just call the department (407.823.3744) and ask for the name of your adviser. All faculty adviser appointments are made via email.

Who will advise me about my General Education classes?

Advising about all general undergraduate classes, including UCF requirements, will come from COSAS-the College of Sciences Academic Services. COSAS is located in the College of Sciences Building room 250. COSAS’ phone number is 407.823.6313.

Does Sociology require a foreign language?

All Bachelor of Arts programs at UCF require 2 college level semesters of language proficiency.  The Sociology program does accept American Sign Language to fulfill this proficiency.

Does Sociology offer overrides into courses?

Overrides can be requested but are not guaranteed. All requests should be made via email directly to the faculty teaching the course you are trying to get into. Only with their approval can you be considered for an override. It is important to know that many factors are considered in approving overrides; such as fire code, available computers, if other sections are offered, etc. Depending on all factors the override will either be approved or denied.

I am a Sociology major; can I also take a Sociology minor?

No. Our majors are not allowed to take our minors as course credits cannot be used in multiple locations.

Does UCF offer Study Abroad?

Yes, UCF offers Study Abroad for both credit and non-credit hours. Click here for more information.

Can I transfer coursework from another institution?

Only two courses will transfer from a two year school: SYG 2000-Introduction to Sociology and SYG 2010-Social Problems. It is not uncommon for students to take courses in deviance or family as part of their AA degree; however those courses do not count as restricted electives. If you have questions about courses from other four year universities, contact the Undergraduate Program Director Dr. Lin Huff-Corzine.

Do you offer the Sociology major at any regional campuses?

Yes. We offer the core courses at UCF Cocoa, UCF Daytona Beach and UCF Metrowest. Electives are offered on multiple formats including online, mix-mode, and face-to-face.

Does the Sociology Program offer internships?

Yes. The Department, as well as individual faculty members, maintains close relationship s with many community partners. Students majoring in Sociology are able to work as interns in many of these agencies and companies and receive credit toward their degree. To find out more about internship possibilities click here.

What is the Sociology Exit Exam?

All Sociology majors must take a multiple choice exam during their last semester at UCF in order to graduate. You will be contacted through your knights email when it is time to take the exam. The exam is online through webcourses and must be completed by the assigned deadline. We use this exam as part of our annual assessment of the Sociology program; however, failure to complete the exam will put a hold on your graduation.

Do I need to make sure that my contact information is updated with UCF?

YES! This is the primary source of information that we use to contact you regarding program requirements, course changes, etc. Please make sure that the email, mail and phone addresses that UCF has for you are current. Check your knights email regularly, as this is how you will be notified of happening and changes in the department. We wouldn’t want you to miss out on any important information about our program.