Sociology Major & Minor Requirements

Major Requirements:

The requirements for the major include 38 credits as follows:

1.  17 credits that must include:

·         Introduction to Sociology (3 credits) 21&62:920:201

·         Social Research I (4 credits) 21&62:920:301*

·         Social Research II (4 credits) 21&62:920:302*

·         Classical Sociological Theory (3 credits) 21&62:920:409

·         Contemporary Sociological Theory (3 credits) 21&62:920:415

2.  21  additional elective credits in Sociology. Of these, five courses (15 credits) must be taken in Sociology, and up to two courses ( 6 credits) may be taken  in Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, and Social Work courses with the explicit approval of the Sociology department.

*Note: Research Methods in Criminal Justice (CJ 301 & 302), or Statistical Methods in Psychology (Psych 301 & 302) may be substituted for the Social Research (Soc 301 & 302) requirement with approval of the Sociology department.  Where it is required of another major, double-majors are only required to take the research methodology/statistics sequence (301-302) once to satisfy the requirements of both majors.

Sociology Major Checklist

Minor Requirements:

The requirements for the minor include 24 credits as follows:

1.  Introduction to Sociology (3 credits) 21&62:920:201

2.  3 additional credits that must include:

·         Classical Sociological Theory (3 credits) 21&62:920:409

               OR

·         Contemporary Sociological Theory (3 credits) 21&62:920:415

3.  18 additional elective credits in Sociology.*

*Note: Up to 3 of these elective credits may be earned in Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, and Social Work courses with the explicit approval of the Sociology department.

**Note: Required courses must have a grade of C or better to qualify for the major or minor.

Sociology Minor Checklist