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B.A. in Sociology

The sociology major consists of 12 sociology courses, from which six are specifically required. The department also offers an active internship program and encourages all majors to enroll in at least one internship course while in good academic standing at the University.  Students might take up to six internship sociology credits.

Course Requirements 

  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 102 Global Social Problems and Justice
  • SOC 202 Research Methods
  • SOC 301 Statistical Analysis for Social Science
  • SOC 352 Contemporary Sociological Theory
  • SOC 452 Senior Seminar
All majors must complete the above core required curriculum with a grade of "C" or better and an additional six elective courses offered by the Department of Sociology. To fulfill the requirements for one of the tracks, students must take at least three courses within the track and pass these courses with a grade of "C" or better. Majors who complete the course requirements for one or more track will be awarded a certificate of completion upon graduation. We expect all majors to complete our core – SOC 101, SOC 102, SOC 202, SOC 301, and SOC 352 – before the senior year.
 
Sociology majors are required to pass a senior comprehensive examination or must complete a senior thesis.