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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 and Gender
  • SOC 230: Sociological Aspects of Health and 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 ( for pre-approval of study-abroad courses.

Recommended Major Course Plan

A course in the general introductory series

  • SOC 101
  • SOC 190
  • or SOC 275 / QTM 100
  • and/or SOC foundation course

  • SOC 275 or QTM 100
  • SOC foundation courses
  • SOC 355
  • or SOC electives

  • SOC 355W
  • SOC 457W
  • or SOC electives

  • SOC 457W
  • and/or SOC electives