Sociology majors with specific interests may earn a certificate by concentrating in one of the department’s two main areas of expertise:
The undergraduate certificate Program on Global Social Change (PGSC) is intended to serve undergraduate students interested in the development of Third World regions and the social issues and problems arising out of growing global integration. The program focuses on issues of social inequality, stratification, and social change from a global, comparative and historical perspective.
The undergraduate certificate Program in Social Inequality (PSI) is intended to serve undergraduates interested in the role of social institutions (such as the family, schools, and work) in generating and mitigating inequality. The program focuses on race, class and gender in the U.S.
Additional requirements for students pursuing a certificate:
- Three (3) of the six Sociology elective courses and two (2) of the three required courses outside Sociology for the major must have a focus relevant to the certification program theme.
- Foreign language study through the intermediate level (equivalent to two years).
- Declaration of intention to enroll in a Certificate Program to faculty advisor by the end of the junior year.
For more information on certificate programs, contact your academic advisor.