Rural and Environmental Change Emphasis Baccalaureate Tracks

These two Baccalaureate Tracks are for students interested in completing the Associate of Arts (AA) degree followed by a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Sociology with an emphasis in Rural and Environmental Change.

A few notes regarding the plans:

  • Courses taken through the mountain campus are indicated with "Mtn."
  • Students do not earn credit for M 090 to count toward graduation; the credits do count toward total semester credit load for financial aid purposes, however.
  • Grades of C- or better are required for all Sociology courses intended to count toward the major.
  • Recommended Missoula College electives could include courses in Communication Studies and Climate Change Studies (CCS).

Rural and Environmental Change Baccalaureate Track #1

This baccalaureate track is for students who place into WRIT 101 and M 090. Should the student place below these levels, additional coursework may be required; this, in turn, may extend the length of the overall plan.

TOTAL CREDITS EARNED FOR AA DEGREE: 60-62

Year #1

Fall #1

This table gives the recommended course load for Fall #1 semester, Year #1 year.
CourseCredits
WRIT 101* 3
M 090* 0
SCN 105N 3
Mtn: SOCI 101S 3
SOCI 270S 3
C&I 194 1
Total Credits13

Spring #1

This table gives the recommended course load for Spring #1 semester, Year #1 year.
CourseCredits
M 115 3
(L) course 3
COMX 212X or ANTY 101H** 3
Mtn: (H) & (Y) double-dipper 3-4
Mtn: SOCI 275 or Elective 3
Total Credits15-16

  • * Courses are based on placement scores and/or prerequisites.
  • ** If ANTY 101H taken, student may take any (Y) course; wouldn't have to be an (H) & (Y) double-dipper

Year #2

Fall #2

This table gives the recommended course load for Fall #2 semester, Year #2 year.
CourseCredits
PSYX 100S 3
(E) course 3
ENST 231H (intermediate writing) 3
Mtn: SOCI 202 or STAT 216 3-4
Mtn: SOCI 211S, 270, or exploratory elective 3
ACT elective 1
Total Credits16-17

Spring #2

This table gives the recommended course load for Spring #2 semester, Year #2 year.
CourseCredits
MC Elective 3
(N) course 3
(A) course 3
Mtn: Exploratory elective, poss. for a minor or second major 3
Mtn: Exploratory elective, poss. for a minor or second major 3
ACT elective 1
Total Credits15

  • * Courses are based on placement scores and/or prerequisites.

Fall #2

  • Complete AA degree graduation application

Rural and Environmental Change Baccalaureate Track #2

This baccalaureate track is for students who place into WRIT 101 and M 115. Should the student place below these levels, additional coursework may be required; this, in turn, may extend the length of the overall plan.

TOTAL CREDITS EARNED FOR AA DEGREE: 60-62

Year #1

Fall #1

This table gives the recommended course load for Fall #1 semester, Year #1 year.
CourseCredits
WRIT 101* 3
M 115* 3
SCN 105N 3
Mtn: SOCI 101S 3
SOCI 270S 3
Total Credits15

Spring #1

This table gives the recommended course load for Spring #1 semester, Year #1 year.
CourseCredits
(L) course 3
COMX 212X or ANTY 101H** 3
MC elective 3
Mtn: (H) & (Y) double-dipper** 3-4
Mtn: SOCI 202 or STAT 216 3-4
Total Credits15-17

  • * Courses are based on placement scores and/or prerequisites.
  • ** If ANTY 101H taken, student may take any (Y) course; wouldn't have to be an (H) & (Y) double-dipper

Year #2

Fall #2

This table gives the recommended course load for Fall #2 semester, Year #2 year.
CourseCredits
MC elective 3
(E) course 3
ENST 231H (intermediate writing) 3
Mtn: SOCI 211S, 220S, or exploratory elective 3-4
Mtn: Exploratory elective, poss. for a minor or second major 3
Total Credits15

Spring #2

This table gives the recommended course load for Spring #2 semester, Year #2 year.
CourseCredits
MC Elective 3
(N) course 3
(A) course 3
Mtn: Exploratory elective, poss. for a minor or second major 3
Mtn: Exploratory elective, poss. for a minor or second major 3
Total Credits15

  • * Courses are based on placement scores and/or prerequisites.

Fall #2

  • Complete AA degree graduation application