Major Requirements

The required courses for a major in sociology provide students with a fundamental understanding of sociological theory, methods, and social statistics. Beyond these core requirements, elective courses are offered on a range of important sociological themes, including gender and family, social structure and personality, education, race and ethnicity, immigration, political sociology, international development, and the evolution of a world social system. Requirements are listed below and on the Office of Academic Advising-Sociology Checklist.

  • 230.101 Introductory Sociology
  • 230.202 Research Methods for the Social Sciences
  • 230.205 Introduction to Social Statistics
  • 230.213 Introduction to Social Theory
  • At least one of the following: 230.322 Quantitative Research Practicum, 230.323 Qualitative Research Practicum, or 230.325 Global Social Change & Development Practicum.
  • Six elective courses in the department, at least four of which must be at the 300-level or above.
  • Three elective non-departmental courses carrying an “S” designation in at least two other departments or programs.

A grade of C or better is required in ALL courses.

Foreign language study is strongly encouraged for majors, especially those considering graduate or professional study.

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