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Major Requirements

  • 30 credits in sociology, including Soc 101
  • Both theory courses (Soc 221 and Soc 223)
  • Basic Research Methods (Soc 240)
  • Social Statistics (Soc 241)
  • Six credits of upper level sociology courses (300/400)
  • Nine credits in any level

Courses cannot be used more than once to fulfill major requirements. Check with the departmental advisors for up to date information.

Major Requirement Checklist

Core Courses (all required)

      SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
      SOC 221 Classical Sociological Theory
      SOC 223 Current Sociological Theory
      SOC 240 Introduction to Research Methods
      SOC 241 Social Statistics

Upper Level Courses (select two)

      SOC 301 Medical Sociology
      SOC 307 Migration
      SOC 309 Social Movements and Social Change
      SOC 311 Population Dynamics
      SOC 313 Consumer Behavior
      SOC 314 Culture and Consumption
      SOC 315 Work and Society
      SOC 317 Class, Status, and Power
      SOC 318 Sociology of Human Rights in Latin America
      SOC 319 Criminology
      SOC 320 Law, Society and Civil Rights
      SOC 321 Sociology of Organizations
      SOC 325 Seminar In Selected Problems of Sociology
      SOC 331, 332 Field Placement and Independent Study
      SOC 345 Sociology of Knowledge, Science & Technology
      SOC 350 Qualitative Research Methods
      SOC 360 Feminist Social Theory
      SOC 361 Development and Modernization
      SOC 362 Sociology of Islam
      SOC 363 Social Change and Social Planning
      SOC 371, 372 Independent Study
      SOC 425 Seminar in Selected Problems of Sociology
      SOC 441 Advanced Research Methods
      SOC 461 Comparative Ethnic and Race Relations
      SOC 471-472 Honors
      SOC 473-474 Honors Seminar
      SOC 498 Internship

Any Level Courses (select three)

      SOC 201 The Family
      SOC 203 Education
      SOC 205 Religion
      SOC 207 Leisure, Recreation, and Sports
      SOC 209 Arts in Modern Society
      SOC 211 Urban Sociology
      SOC 213 Political Sociology
      SOC 215 Occupations and Professions
      SOC 217 Ethnic and Race Relations
      SOC 218 Social Inequality
      SOC 219 American Society
      SOC 225 Seminar In Selected Problems of Sociology
      SOC 231 Introduction to Social Work Profession
      SOC 235 Community Organization and Action
      SOC 237 Social Welfare Policy
      SOC 239 Child Welfare
      SOC 251 Interpersonal Behavior
      SOC 253 Deviance and Social Control
      SOC 255 Youth and Adulthood
      SOC 257 Sex and Gender Roles
      SOC 259 Mass Media, Communication and Public Opinion
      SOC 301 Medical Sociology
      SOC 307 Migration
      SOC 309 Social Movements and Social Change
      SOC 311 Population Dynamics
      SOC 313 Consumer Behavior
      SOC 315 Work and Society
      SOC 314 Culture and Consumption
      SOC 317 Class, Status, and Power
      SOC 318 Sociology of Human Rights in Latin America
      SOC 319 Criminology
      SOC 320 Law, Society and Civil Rights
      SOC 321 Sociology of Organizations
      SOC 325 Seminar In Selected Problems of Sociology
      SOC 331, 332 Field Placement and Independent Study
      SOC 345 Sociology of Knowledge, Science & Technology
      SOC 350 Qualitative Research Methods
      SOC 360 Feminist Social Theory
      SOC 362 Sociology of Islam
      SOC 361 Development and Modernization
      SOC 363 Social Change and Social Planning
      SOC 371, 372 Independent Study
      SOC 425 Seminar in Selected Problems of Sociology
      SOC 441 Advanced Research Methods
      SOC 461 Comparative Ethnic and Race Relations
      SOC 471-472 Honors
      SOC 473-474 Honors Seminar
      SOC 498 Internship

Please note that this checklist is simply a guide; students should contact an advisor should they have any questions/concerns.