Oct 24, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

TSAP in Sociology (B.A., VU)


We are excited that you are pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.  You have taken an important step in this process by completing your TSAP Associate of Arts degree in Sociology at Vincennes University.  We are ready to help you start this leg of your journey.  The Purdue Fort Wayne TSAP on-campus or on-line program is designed with you, the learner, in mind. 

At the time you are admitted to the B.A. in Sociology program, you will declare your major with the Department of Anthropology and Sociology.

Program Requirements

  1. Students must complete the TSAP A.A. in Sociology program for admission to the TSAP B.A. program.
  2. No additional courses, beyond requirements for TSAP A.S. degree, are required for program admission.
  3. Students are strongly encouraged to choose a minor.
  4. An overall GPA of 2.00 or higher for all courses required in the major.  In addition, a C- or higher in all department courses is required for the major.
  5. All students in the B. A. in Sociology program are expected to meet the same student learning outcomes and program requirements. Additional program requirements exist for all students in the B.A. in Sociology; see the Program Description page for Sociology.
  6. You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for your selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies and procedures governing your academic career.  All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean.
  7. List of Major courses and supporting courses required at PFW; total credits in program = 120.

TSAP in Sociology 2-Year Plan:

Supporting Courses: Credits 24


SOC 16101 satisfies Thematic Requirement C.  Several other Sociology elective courses satisfy the other four Thematic Requirements.  A total of six (6) credit hours required for your Sociology major may count toward satisfying the Thematic Requirements.  One Thematic Requirement from the list must be designated Non-Western:  College of Liberal Arts Thematic Requirements   Please see your advisor for details.

  • Cr. 3.0
  • Thematic Requirement A  Gender, Sexuality, Race and Ethnicity  Cr. 3.
  • Thematic Requirement B  Conflict and Cooperation  Cr. 3.
  • Thematic Requirement C  Institutions and Behavior  Cr. 3.  (See note above)
  • Thematic Requirement D  Regional/Geographic Study  Cr. 3.
  • Thematic Requirement E  Digital Humanities/Public Humanities  Cr. 3
  • Second-year foreign language level I  Cr. 3.
  • Second-year foreign language level II  Cr. 3.

Sociology Major Requirements: Credits 16


ANTH 10005 may be waived by the Department Chair depending upon student’s academic performance at Vincennes University.  Contact the department for details.

Sociology Elective Courses: Credits 15


For the remaining required Sociology Elective Courses:

  • At least 6 credits must be at the 2000+ level or above
  • At least 9 credits must be at the 3000+ level or above

General Electives


  • Sufficient additional credits to bring the total to 120.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to use these credits to complete a minor.

Total Credits: 120


Time Limit


  • All Sociology courses applied toward graduation must be completed within ten (10) years from the time the first Sociology course was completed.

Student Responsibility


You are responsible for ensuring that you satisfy all graduation requirements specified for each selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career.  If you cannot complete all program requirements by your stated graduation date but fail to remove those from your plan of study, the Registrar’s Office in consultation with your academic advisor will remove unmet pursuits from your plan of study. Changing curricular records during the graduation term of application may affect state or federal financial aid awards. All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean.