BA in Sociology (Race and Ethnic Studies Concentration)

All students should regularly consult an advisor in the major. Sociology advisors have drop-in advising hours. For a schedule of advising hours, see Advising

Requirements of the Major (42 units) 

To view a list of course requirements for the major concentration as well as course descriptions, please see the current SJSU catalog


Transfer Credit & Articulation 


See the the SJSU Catalog for complete degree information on the BA in Sociology, Concentration in Race & Ethnic Studies. Requirements of the major are only part of the requirements for graduation, as briefly summarized here:

Requirements Units

University Graduation Requirements 

41 units

Major Core Requirements

27 units

Concentration Requirements 

15-16 units

University Electivess 

36-37 units


120 units

A minor is strongly recommended: Students may elect to minor in one of the 4 Ethnic Studies areas: African American Studies, Asian American Studies, Chicana and Chicano Studies, Native American Studies (now housed in our department; minor information coming soon). Anthropology). Please see an advisor in those departments and programs for minor advising and double counting of major and minor courses. 

Some classes "double count" in GE or SJSU Studies as well as in the Sociology major. Note: SOCI 162 and AAS 185 in SJSU Studies Area S, as well as the major. However, the units for the class only count once. You should keep track of the cumulative number of units you have earned. Check your transcript on MYSJSU.