The BA in sociology is the traditional degree in the discipline and provides students with both a strong training in sociology and foreign-language proficiency. In addition to the university's general education course requirements, students will study a broad range of sociological topics, which include the core courses (statistics, sociological theory, and research methods), and a variety of sociology electives. Students also will gain foreign-language proficiency. The minor requirement allows students to select a second discipline that complements their professional interest. The BA option is appropriate for students interested in pursuing graduate school, which often has a foreign-language proficiency requirement.