- Sociology (Minor)
The Sociology program offers students knowledge and resources to search systematically for answers to questions about society. Sociology students develop a sociological imagination, which is the ability to grasp the close relationship between personal experiences and the larger social world. Our majors study social and cultural forces that shape individual and group behavior using a variety of scientific methods such as surveys, interviews, observation, and content analysis. By studying and critically assessing sociological theories, sociology students also describe, interpret, and explain how the world works.
Core courses provide excellent training in sociological concepts, theories, and methods. Electives focus on topics like the environment, popular culture, families, inequalities, race and ethnicity, crime and deviance, anthropology, and global society. Sociology majors may also engage in community research, service-learning projects, internships, and travel through coursework. Students with a bachelor's degree in sociology are well prepared for graduate and professional studies and careers using their interpersonal skills and specialized knowledge in the areas of education, social services, human rights, health and wellness, justice, advocacy, and research.
INTEGRATIVE STUDIES REQUIREMENTS
40 credits minimum
To receive a degree in Sociology, a student must earn a grade C or better in the following core courses: SOC 201, ISANTH 110, ISANTH 111, SOC 301, SOC 303, and SOC 305. Courses may be retaken as needed to meet this requirement.
SOC 201 Introduction to Sociology Major
Select one of the following courses:
- ISANTH 110 Cultural Anthropology
- ISANTH 111 Archeology and Physical Anthropology
SOC 301 Sociological Research Methods
SOC 303 Sociological Quantitative Analysis
SOC 305 Sociological Theory
Select one of the following:
- CJS 461 White-Collar Crime
- HGS 427/SOC 427 Sociological Topics in Genocide
- SOC 433 Social Movements
- SOC 450 Mind, Self, and Society
- SOC 455 The Body and Sexuality in Society
- SOC 472 Sociology of Health and Medicine
- SOC 475 Social Stratification
- SOC 480 Political Sociology
- SOC 485 Science and Society
- SOC 490 Advanced Special Topics in Sociology
MAJOR ELECTIVES: 16 credits
Twelve (12) major credits must be taken at the 300 level or higher. Eight (8) credits from ANTH or CJS may be used toward major electives. ISSOC 125 does not apply.
Select courses to reach a total of 120 credits for the degree.