For students who entered fall 2016 to spring 2021.
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:
Last updated: 7/08/2021