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.
I. REQUIRED COURSES
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
II. FOUNDATION COURSES
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
III. ELECTIVES

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

Updated 1/10/2017

For a detailed guide to the major please view the NEW Sociology Major Handbook.