Jul 23, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Applied Sociology, BS/Sociology, MA


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Program Coordinator: Melinda D. Kane (404-A Brewster Building; 252-737-2478; kanem@ecu.edu)

The Applied Sociology, BS/Sociology, MA accelerated program is initiated while undergraduates are completing the bachelor’s degree and is intended for outstanding undergraduates. Eligible students accepted into the program may double-count up to 12 semester hours of approved graduate coursework towards completion of both the bachelor of science (BS) and the master of arts (MA) degrees. Students are formally admitted to the master’s program after all requirements for the undergraduate degree are completed.

ECU undergraduate sociology students with a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA and a B or higher in SOCI 3213   may apply to the accelerated program during the semester in which they expect to complete a minimum of 75 eligible undergraduate semester hours. Upon acceptance by the Department of Sociology and the submission of the Request to Pursue an Accelerated Undergraduate/Graduate Program online form by the graduate program director, the student can begin taking graduate courses the following semester. Students should apply for undergraduate graduation one semester prior to completing the undergraduate degree requirements and should apply for formal admission to the graduate program by the advertised application deadline for the desired term of admission.  The desired term of admission is the semester following the expected undergraduate graduation term. Complete instructions are found in the Admission and Readmission section of the Graduate Catalog. 

Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA to remain eligible for participation in the accelerated program. Undergraduate accelerated psrogram students earning a grade of C in any graduate course can count that course toward the bachelor’s degree but will no longer be eligible to take additional graduate courses and are dismissed from the accelerated program. Students will be able to reapply to the master’s program.

Students in the accelerated program who have a cumulative GPA less than 3.0 at the time of undergraduate graduation will be placed on academic probation in their first semester in the master’s program and will be subject to dismissal from the program if they do not achieve a graduate level GPA of 3.0 in courses related to their program of study after 9 semester hours of graduate credit attempted.

Students accepted into the Applied Sociology, BS/Sociology, MA accelerated program can take up to 12 semester hours from the following courses:

Graduate courses that may count towards undergraduate electives:

  • SOCI 5100 - Seminar in Social Inequality and Diversity
  • SOCI 5200 - Seminar in the Sociology of Health
  • SOCI 5300 - Seminar in Juvenile Delinquency
  • SOCI 5318 - Social Aspects of Death and Dying
  • SOCI 5400 - Seminar in Gender
  • SOCI 5500 - Seminar in Population
  • SOCI 5600 - Seminar in Aging
  • SOCI 5700 - Seminar in Social Interaction
  • SOCI 5800 - Seminar in the Family
  • SOCI 6010 - Seminar on Immigration
  • SOCI 6100 - Aging and Health
  • SOCI 6300 - Seminar in Environment and Society
  • SOCI 6400 - Social Issues in Regional Development
  • SOCI 6430 - Society and the Individual
  • SOCI 6500 - Qualitative Methods
  • SOCI 6600 - Society and Coastal Policy
  • SOCI 6900 - Special Topics Seminar

Admission Process


Students interested in the accelerated program should speak with the graduate program director to determine admissibility into the program. Following this discussion, the student and graduate program director should follow the procedures outlined in the Admission and Readmission section of the graduate catalog.

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