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.
See Undergraduate Handbook 2013-14 for more details.