Major Requirements for students declaring Fall 2013 and after
|The major requires 12 courses in Sociology (minimum 36 hours) and a GPA of a 2.0 or higher within the major. If you wish to declare a major in Sociology, please make an appointment to meet with Brandon Mitchell, Undergraduate Program Coordinator.
|The following 3 courses are required for the major:|
|QTM 100: Introduction to Statistical Inference OR SOC 356: Social Research II *|
|SOC 355: Social Research I|
|SOC 457: Development of Sociological Theory|
|Majors must take 2 courses from the following group (you may select any two):|
|SOC 214: Class, Status, and Power|
|SOC 221: Culture and Society|
|SOC 245: Individual and Society|
|SOC 247: Racial and Ethnic Relations|
|SOC 266: Global Change|
The remaining 7 courses are electives. All sociology courses count as electives, with the following conditions:
Elective courses must be a minimum of 3 Credit Hours.
||No more than 2 courses (8 hours) 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, but it is an option. All other courses must be taken for a letter grade.|
Any 2 of the following 5 courses may count as electives toward the major: (1) AAS 100 Introduction to African American Studies; (2) FILM 204 Introduction to Media Studies; (3) HLTH 250 Foundations of Global Health; (4) LACS 101 Introduction to Latin American Studies. Although these courses do not have a SOC prefix, they can still be used as sociology electives; and (5) BUS 332 Business and Society may count for Business school majors who are double-majoring in sociology.
Majors who study abroad can take up to 3 of their sociology electives abroad. See the undergraduate director for pre-approval of study-abroad course.
|*Business school majors who are double-majoring in sociology may take BUS 350 Data and Decision Analytics in place of QTM 100 or SOC 356|
Recommended Major Course Plan
|Freshman Year:||a course in the general introductory series of SOC 101, SOC 103, SOC 105, and/or QTM 100|
|Sophomore Year:||QTM 100, SOC foundation courses, SOC 355, and/or SOC electives|
|Junior Year:||SOC 355, SOC 457, and/or SOC electives|
|Senior Year:||SOC 457 and/or SOC electives|
For a detailed guide to the major please view the NEW Sociology Major Handbook.