Our program aligns with the university's pathways to distinction: Global Education, Student-Faculty Research, and Purposeful Learning. Sociology faculty are involved in Global Education through participation in study-away courses, the International Honors Program, and the Global Studies program. Majors have opportunities to engage in student-faculty research both through participation in faculty member's research projects and in their own research which is closely supervised by faculty mentors.
Students are required to complete 40 credit hours in the major. In addition to the required courses, listed below, students also take several electives. Students may choose to concentrate these electives in areas of particular interest to them, for example Family/Gender, Crime/Deviance, or Stratification/Inequalities. Many students also complete internships as part of their elective coursework in the major.
Majors are expected to maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or above both overall and in the major.
Introduction to Sociology
Statistics for Sociology Majors
Social Problems or SOCI 296
Family or SOCI 336
Crime & Society or SOCI 440
Gender & Sexuality
Senior Seminar: Capstone
Plus 8 hours of SOCI electives
Total: 40 credits
The Sociology Minor requires 20 semester hours, including SOCI 101. Minors are required to attain a minimum grade of C- in Sociology classes.