SOCIOLOGY MAJOR

General Track

A major in Sociology requires the following:

Seven Core courses:

201 – Principles of Sociology
302 – Methods of Sociology
303 – Quantitative Methods in Social Research
339 – Sociological Theory
403 – Survey Methodology
407 – Urban Sociology or 419 – Population and Society
496 – Sociology Capstone Experience

Four courses in General Sociology selected from:
306 – Social Problems
310 – Racial and Cultural Minorities
315 – Sex and Gender in Social Contexts
327 – Sociology of Aging and Later Life
331 – Environment, Power, and Opportunity
361 – Society and the Individual
374 – Work in Society
375 – Sociology of Health and Medicine
381 – Sociology of Sport
382 – Sociology of Families
387 – Death and Dying in Social Contexts
388 – Disasters and Extreme Events

One course in Crime and Deviance selected from:
341 – Criminology
342 – Social Deviance
343 – Juvenile Delinquency
344 – Violence in Society
346 – Crime and Organizations
347 – Alcohol, Drugs and Society
348 – Family Violence
349 – Hate Crimes and Terrorism
351 – Crimes Against the Environment
352 – Rural Crime

One additional sociology elective course above the 299 level

498 – Sociology Internship is a recommended, but optional, elective.

The Department also offers Sociology 205, Marriage and Family, as a “no prerequisite” elective course.

A minor in Sociology requires the following:

18 hours, including Sociology 201.

No more than six of these hours can be earned from courses below the 300 level.

SOCIOLOGY MAJOR

Recommended Four-Year Plan for General Track

Sociology general track from freshman to senior year