Sociology Major Requirements

Sociology majors must fulfill the following requirements:

  • SOCI.1010/1020 Intro to Sociology/Intro to Social Anthropology
  • SOCI.3210 Social Theory I
  • SOCI.3220 Social Theory II
  • SOCI.4020 Sociological Research I
  • SOCI.4030 Sociological Research II
  • SOCI.4xxx One other 4000 level course excluding SOCI.4960 Practicum

In addition, majors must complete at least 6 credits (two department courses) at the 3000 level or above.

Between 12 and 21 credits (four to seven courses) in sociology may be completed at any level.

The maximum number of directed studies, theses and/or practica is 12 credits.

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Language Requirement

Sociology majors are required to evidence intermediate language proficiency and must satisfy this requirement by conforming to the guidelines outlined in the appropriate section of this document.

Note: Courses taken to satisfy the language requirement cannot be used to fulfill university General Education requirements.

Unrestricted General Electives

Within the guidelines outlined in the appropriate section of this document, Sociology majors are required to complete their minimum total credit requirements for the degree in sociology (120 credits) by electing courses in other university academic departments.

Thesis Option

This involves advanced reading, research and analysis in selected topics in sociology. Students taking this option are strongly advised to do so in the fall semester of the senior year. No more than six credits can be taken for thesis. There will be two readers for the thesis, one of who will be the thesis advisor. Students will be asked to defend the thesis.

Transfer Students

Students transferring to the university and wishing to major in Sociology must make individual arrangements with the department chairperson regarding satisfaction of major course requirements.

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