Sociology


Major Requirements
Students who major in sociology take a minimum of ten full-credit courses, including:

  • Soc 101, 102, or 103 (a prerequisite for all other Sociology courses)
  • Soc 302 (a prerequisite for Soc 303 and 323)
  • Soc 306 (a prerequisite for Soc 310, 312, 313 and 315)

(Students must earn a grade of C or better in Soc 101, 102, or 103, and in Soc 302 and 306.)

  • One social inequality course: Soc 202, 209, 217, 240 or 244
  • One upper-level methods course: Soc 303 or 323
  • One seminar in sociological theory: Soc 310, 312, 313, or 315
  • Soc 400/Capstone Seminar
  • Three Sociology electives, excluding Soc 470 courses and normally excluding Soc 450 courses. One elective may be an Anthropology course.

Sociology majors typically take courses in this order:

  • Soc 101, 102, or 103
  • Inequality course
  • Electives
  • Soc 302
  • Soc 306
  • Upper-level theory and methods courses
  • Capstone Senior Seminar

Minor Requirements
The Sociology minor consists of six courses:

  • Soc 101, 102, or 103 (Students must earn a grade of C or better)
  • Soc 302
  • Soc 306
  • Three Sociology electives, normally excluding Soc 450 and 470 courses