Majoring in Sociology
A major in sociology requires a minimum of 33 semester hours. Students must take the following core courses:
- 250. Principles of Sociology (prerequisite for Soc 351)
- 351. Sociological Theory
- 352. Methods of Social Research
- 353. Social Statistics
- 494W. Senior Project or 495-496. Honors
Students also must take at least six additional courses, five of which must be numbered 300 and above. A maximum of six credits of independent study (exclusive of SOCL 495-496, Honors) may count towards the Sociology major.
To satisfy the major writing requirement students must successfully complete either the Senior Project(494W) or Honors (495-496). Majors will satisfy the computing proficiency requirement by successfully completing SOC 353 or an approved equivalent statistics course.
For students declaring Sociology as a major at the end of their sophomore year, the recommended sequence of courses is:
Freshman or Sophomore Year:
250. Principles of Sociology
Fall of Junior Year:
351. Sociological Theory
352. Methods of Social Research
Spring of Junior Year:
353. Social Statistics
Senior Year (either Fall or Spring):
494W. Senior Project
While it is highly recommended that sociology majors take SOC353 to fulfill the department's statistics requirement, this requirement may also be met with one of the following courses: BUS231, ECON307, KIN394, MATH106, or PSY301.