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Sociology Major Requirements

Sociology Major

(40 credits)

  • SOCI 100 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 300 Social Research Methods
  • SOCI 352 Foundations of Social Theory
  • SSCI 224 Basic Statistics

Students are advised to take SOCI 100 as first-years, SSCI 224 as sophomores, and SOCI 300 and SOCI 352 as juniors.

In addition, five sociology electives from the following list (two at the 200 level or below and three at the 300 level or above):

  • SOCI 122 Criminology
  • SOCI 201 Sociology of the Family
  • SOCI 228 Corrections in American Society
  • SOCI 233 Sociology of Education
  • SOCI 237 Children and Childhood in American Society
  • SOCI 250 Immigration and Migration in the United States
  • SOCI 289 Special Topics
  • SOCI 320 Culture & Consumption
  • SOCI 344 Social Movements
  • SOCI 346 Intersections of Privilege
  • SOCI 348 Socialization and the Life Course
  • SOCI 361 Gender, Sexuality and Society
  • SOCI 380 Sociology of the Gang
  • SOCI 444 Health, Illness and Society
  • SOCI 450 Sociology Capstone
  • SOCI 489 Special Topics
  • Any additional elective course (from the list above of sociology electives) or from the following courses in human services (SOCI 238, SOCI 239, SOCI 240 or SOCI 241)


Sociology Teaching Major

(40 credits)

Teaching majors for secondary-education certification in these fields take the required courses for the sociology major.

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