Major Requirements for Emory Sociology
The major requires 12 courses in Sociology (minimum 36 hours) and a GPA of 2.0 or higher within the major.
- Step 1: Complete the online form by (a) clicking here for the Office of Undergraduate Education webpage containing OUE Forms and then (b) choosing (and submitting online) the "Declaration of Major/Minor Form."
- Step 2: You will be contacted via email by Arlo Pittman (Arlo.firstname.lastname@example.org), the Academic Services and Coordinator for Undergraduate Studies in Emory Sociology.
The following three courses are required:
- QTM 100: Introduction to Statistical Inference OR SOC 275: Social Statistics
- SOC 355W: Research Methods in Sociology
- SOC 457W: Development of Sociological Theory
Majors must take any two courses from the following group:
- SOC 201: Organizations and Society
- SOC 214: Class, Status, and Power
- SOC 221: Culture and Society
- SOC 225: Sociology of Sex & Gender
- SOC 230: Sociological Aspects of Health & Illness
- SOC 245: Individual and Society
- SOC 247: Racial and Ethnic Relations
The remaining seven courses are electives. All sociology courses count as electives, with the following conditions:
- Electives must be a minimum of 3 credit hours
- No more than 2 courses from the SOC 497R-499R series may count as an elective toward the major
- You may take 1 elective S/U. Most students don't do this because it is their major. All other courses must be taken for a letter grade.
- Majors who study abroad can take up to 3 of their sociology electives abroad. See the Undergraduate Director, Dr. Jeff Mullis (email@example.com) for pre-approval of study-abroad courses.
Recommended Major Course Plan
Freshman: A course in the general introductory series (SOC 101, SOC 190, or SOC 275 / QTM 100) AND/OR SOC foundation course.
Sophomore: SOC 275 or QTM 100, SOC foundation courses, SOC 355, or SOC electives
Junior: SOC 355W, SOC 457W, or SOC electives
Senior: SOC 457W and/or SOC electives