Sample Degree Pathway for Sociology - Policy & Social Problems Concentration

For students who entered fall 2016 and beyond.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course #Course NameCr.
Total16
ENGL.1010 /
HONR.1100
College Writing I / FYSH (CW)
3
FAHS.1090First Year Seminar11
SOCI.1010Introduction to Sociology3
MATH.xxxxMathematics (MATH.1110/1510 recommended) (MATH)
3
WLxx.xxxx Language 1 & Culture
3
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)3

Spring Semester

Course #Course NameCr.
Total16
ENGL.1020College Writing II (CW)
3
SOCI.xxxxSociology Req.23
WLxx.xxxx Language 2 & Culture
3
xxxx.xxxxScience w/lab (SCL)4
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)3

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course #Course NameCr.
SOCI.2010Foundations of Social Analysis3
SOCI.xxxxSociology Req.2
3
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)3
xxxx.xxxxScience w/lab (SCL)
4
xxxx.xxxxLanguage 3 & Culture  or World Ready Elective4
3
Total16

Spring Semester

Course #Course NameCr.
SOCI.3210Social Theory I
3
SOCI.xxxxSociology Elective (Cluster #1)3
3
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)3
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)
3
xxxx.xxxxLanguage 4 & Culture or  World Ready Elective4
3
Total15

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course #Course NameCr.
SOCI.4020Sociological Research I3
SOCI.3220Social Theory II3
xxxx.xxxx
Science (non-lab)
3
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)3
xxxx.xxxxWorld Ready Elective4 or Free Elective3
Total15

Spring Semester

Course #Course NameCr.
SOCI.4030
Sociological Research II3
SOCI.3620
Social Welfare Policy
3
xxxx.xxxx
Sociology or Free Elective
3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
Total15

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course #Course NameCr.
xxxx.3/4xxxSociology Elective (Cluster #2)3
3
xxxx.xxxxSociology or Free Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
Total15

Spring Semester

Course #Course NameCr.
Total15
SOCI.4xxxSociology Elective (excluding SOCI.4960 Practicum)3
SOCI.xxxxSociology or Free Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
Total Minimum Credits = 120

1Required for entering Freshmen.

2Choose from SOCI.1150 Social Problems, SOCI.2050 Public Sociology, SOCI.3110 Sociological Perspectives on Communication and Social Change or SOCI.3200 Community Service.

3Two courses from ONE of the following area clusters (6 credits):

Immigration and Ethnicity

Families and Youth

Conflict and Social Change

Science, Environment and Society

Disabilities and Health

4World Ready Language Track (WR track) requires successful completion of a two course sequence in a World Language (depending on placement) and three approved courses on the culture/history/literature/film related to that language, but taught in English. (Total of 15 credits.) For detailed information refer to Policies - Language Requirements in the undergraduate catalog.

A major in Sociology consists of 36 to 45 credits with at least 21 credits at the 3000 level or above (includes required and elective courses in the major). Required are SOCI.1010 Introduction to Sociology, two theory courses SOCI.3210 and SOCI.3220, two research courses SOCI.4020 and SOCI.4030, and one 4000 level course than cannot be a practicum. NOTE: Students may not exceed the maximum of 45 credits of Sociology Department courses. At least 75 credits must be earned outside of the major including Core Curriculum requirements and free electives.

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

No more than two Breadth of Knowledge courses can be taken with the same prefix. The Core Curriculum courses may be taken in any sequence. Refer to the Core Curriculum policy for further details. You should meet with your faculty adviser to determine how you will meet the Core Curriculum requirements.

Current UMass Lowell students should be using their Advisement Report in SiS. If you need assistance, please contact your adviser.

Restriction on off-campus study:

Be advised that any course taken at another institution must be formally approved prior to enrollment. See the catalog policy for details.

Last updated: 5/31/2018