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"Sociology Major"

Core Courses:

Students declaring a Sociology Major are required to complete 5 core “required” Sociology courses. These courses will provide the foundation of what Sociology is and an overview on how Sociologists use research and theory to understand the social world around us.


      SOC 1010        Intro to Sociology

      SOC 2015        Doing Sociology

      SOC 3111        Research Methods

      SOC 3112        Social Statistics

      SOC 3140        Social Theory

Sociology Program Area Courses:

Students will then select approximately 7 courses (21 credit hours) of Sociology elective courses that are related to their personal interests. The Sociology Department regularly offers courses that are related to 4 program areas:

1) Diversity & Inequality

2) Globalization, Politics, & Society,

3) Deviance, Crime, and Law, and

4) Population Health. Majors must select at least one course from 3 of these program areas.


Allied Courses:

Finally, students will select approximately 4 courses (12 credit hours) in allied or related social science fields.  9 of these credit hous have to be upper-division (3000-level or above).

Last Updated: 7/9/18