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Sociology

Have you ever wondered why humans interact the way we do? With sociology, you'll discover the hidden science behind social interaction.

What You'll Study

In each sociology course you will learn how to apply sociology to your every day life. You’ll learn the foundational theories and how to conduct research both in the classroom and in the field – the social world around us. In addition, you will use a critical approach to study inequalities based on demographics such as race, sexual orientation, gender, and other marginalized populations.

Through core classes, you’ll build a strong foundation in how to “do sociology” through research methods, theory, and sociological perspectives. From there, you can customize your electives to focus on areas that interest you.

Practical Experience

With a Sociology major, you have the flexibility to earn a second major or two to three minors - it's up to you to decide! Don't worry, your Academic Advisor will be there to help you with planning along the way.

What's Next?

Have your sights set on graduate school or a career involving research? We recommend taking a sequence of research courses (SOC 301 and SOC 332) and completing an internship.

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Major Requirements

Required Courses
18 Credit Hours
SOC
101WI
Introduction to Sociology
MAT
223
Statistics
SOC
301
Sociological Research Methods
SOC
332
Classical Theory
SOC
350
Social Stratification
SOC
470
Senior Seminar in Sociology
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Elective Courses
18 Credit Hours
SOC
201
Contemporary Social Problems
SOC
210
Marriage and Family
SOC
302
Research Design
SOC
303
Sociology of Law
SOC
315
Sex, Class, Race and Ethnicity
SOC
320
Sociology of Aging
SOC
340
Selected Topics
SOC
355
Social Movements
SOC
370
Social Psychology
SOC
372
Sociology of Medicine and Health
SOC
405
Contemporary Sociological Theory
SOC
422
Social Work
SOC
430
Urban Sociology
SOC
440
Sociology Selected Topics
SOC
448
Environmental Sociology
SOC
462
Victimology
SOC
468
Social Aspects of Terrorism
SOC
477
Research Assistant
SOC
491
Independent Study
SOC
492
Independent Study
SOC
493
Independent Study
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Minor Requirements

Required Courses
18 Credit Hours
SOC
101
Introduction to Sociology
15 additional hours of sociology courses, with at least 9 hours at the 300 and 400 level.
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