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
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).