Major & Minor

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 296 (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 296.)

  • One social inequality course: Soc 202, 209, 217, 240 or 244
  • Soc 298
  • Soc 299
  • Upper-level theory course: Soc 310, 312, 313, or 315
  • Soc 400/Capstone Seminar (with Soc 296, Soc 298, and Soc 299 as prerequisites)
  • Three Sociology electives, excluding Soc 470 courses and normally excluding Soc 450 courses. One elective may be an Anthropology course.
  • Students must take a 200-level before 298 or 299 (methods) for both the major and minor.

Sociology majors typically take courses in this order:

  • Soc 101, 102, or 103
  • An inequality course or a Soc elective course*
  • Soc 296
  • Soc 298 and Soc 299
  • Upper-level theory courses
  • Capstone Senior Seminar

*other Soc course requirements can be taken at any time.

Minor Requirements

The Sociology minor consists of six courses:

  • Soc 101, 102, or 103 (Students must earn a grade of C or better)
  • Soc 296
  • Soc 298 or Soc 299
  • Three Sociology electives, normally excluding Soc 450 and 470 courses. One elective may be an Anthropology course.
  • Students must take a 200-level before 298 or 299 (methods) for both the major and minor.