Schools & Divisions

Major in Sociology

Four-year Program

Requirements - Majors (30 cr.)

  • SOC S161 (3 cr.)
  • SOC S230 (3 cr.)
  • SOC S261 (3 cr.)
  • SOC S262 Methods (3 cr.) (quantitative)
  • SOC S340 (3 cr.) capstone requirement
  • Select any five additional sociology courses to include (15 cr.)
    • 300 or 400 level courses

Courses in the major cannot be used to satisfy Group III distribution.

Students must also complete the general requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Emphasis Areas for Sociology Majors

With careful planning, students may be able to select courses that concentrate in one of two general emphasis areas:

The Sociology emphasis would include SOC S262, SOC S340, and additional courses that emphasize a theme such as:

  • deviance or inequality  - including
    • several courses from above section as electives
  • social organization  - including
    • several courses from above section as electives
  • medical sociology - including
    • SOC S314 (3 cr.)
    • SOC S331 (3 cr.)
    • SOC S362 Medical Anthropology (3 cr.)
  • gender - including courses such as
    • SOC S164 (3 cr.)
    • SOC S310 (3 cr.)
    • SOC S337 (3 cr.)
    • topics courses on gender (3 cr.)
  • family studies - including courses such as
    • SOC S164 (3 cr.)
    • SOC S316 (3 cr.)
    • SOC S416 (3 cr.)
  • social movements - including courses such as
    • SOC S311 (3 cr.)
    • SOC S418 (3 cr.)
    • SOC S419 (3 cr.)
  • qualitative / ethnographic methods
    • Select one or both of the following
      • SOC S254 (3 cr.)
      • SOC S262 (3 cr.)

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