Sociology Major

Major in Sociology – 30 credits
Required in the Major:

 

SOCI-101: Introduction to Sociology (WOK: Behavioral)

SOCI-201: Social Inequality (WOK: Behavioral)

SOCI-300: Sociological Theory (Writing Intensive)

SOCI-302: Social Science Research Methods (Writing Intensive)

SOCI-498: Senior Seminar in Sociology

Five additional courses (15 credits) as electives in Sociology* chosen from the following, which may not be offered every semester:

  • SOCI-102: Sociology Through Film(WOK: Behavioral)
  • SOCI-103: Social Problems (WOK: Behavioral)
  • SOCI-104: Major Global Problems (WOK: Behavioral)
  • SOCI-114: Social Gerontology (WOK: Behavioral)
  • SOCI-125: The Family (WOK: Behavioral)
  • SOCI-126: Gender and Society (WOK: Behavioral)
  • SOCI-127: Ethnicity (WOK: Behavioral)
  • SOCI-128: Rights, Responsibilities and Reform
  • SOCI-200: World Justice and Care for Children
  • SOCI-210: Gender and the Law (WOK: Behavioral)
  • SOCI-211: Environmental Law
  • SOCI-215: Sociology of Death
  • SOCI-216: Sociology of Health and Medicine (WOK: Behavioral)
  • SOCI-250: Heart of the City/SOCI with HSVC-250: Heart of the City/HSVC
  • SOCI-281: Special Topics in Sociology/Topics vary by semester (Repeatable for credit)
  • SOCI-303: Advanced Social Science Research Methods
  • SOCI-481: Advanced Special Topics in Sociology/Topics vary by semester (Repeatable for credit)

* Criminal Justice and Human Services courses may also satisfy this requirement; an advisor will assist in choosing appropriate courses.

Sample Bachelor of Science: Sociology Major/selected minor (declaration of minor not required for graduation):
Please note that this is a suggested academic plan only, it is not meant to address each student’s individual requirements or interests. Students will develop a personalized academic plan with a faculty advisor; however, it is the student’s responsibility to be aware of, register for, and successfully complete all of the requirements for graduation in the major.

 

Year One Fall 

15/16 

Year Two Fall 

15 

Year Three Fall 

14 

Year Four Fall 

15 

ENGL-101
RLST-104
SOCI-101 or 103
Language 103
WOK or elective
FYIN-100*
GLST-201
SOCI elective
SOCI-201
WOK or elective
WOK or elective
FYIN-101*
SOCI-300 (WI)
SOCI elective
Minor #1 or elective
WOK or elective (4 cr)
Elective (1 cr)
SOCI elective
Minor #4 or elective
Minor #5 or elective
WOK or elective
WOK or elective
       

Year One Spring 

15/16 

Year Two Spring 

15/16 

Year Three Spring 

16 

Year Four Spring 

15 

SOCI elective
ILAR-101
WOK or elective
WOK or elective
PHED #1*
Swim Test *
ETHS-201
RLST-2XX
SOCI elective
WOK or elective
WOK or elective
PHED #2*
PSPK-101 (1 cr)
SOCI-302 (WI)
Minor #2 or elective
Minor #3 or elective
WOK or elective
WOK or elective
SOCI-498
Minor #6 or elective
WOK or elective
WOK or elective
WOK or elective

 

*Non-academic credit - these courses do not apply towards the minimum required for graduation.

Minimum Academic Credits required for graduation: 120