Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Advisor Name:_______________________ Catalog: Academic Catalog 2020-2021 Program: Sociology Major

Sociology Major

The Sociology program is designed to improve students’ analytical skills, to prepare them for graduate school admission and success, and to prepare them for careers that involve sociological skills, such as research and working with diverse populations. The course offerings assure that students learn the foundations of Sociology— sociological perspectives and research methods—while allowing students to focus their electives on advanced research methods and areas that interest them. In each of the Sociology courses, students learn research and theories about patterns in families and peer groups, large organizations, and entire societies.

The Sociology major consists of 36 total credit hours. Of these, 18 credit hours will be required core courses, with an additional 18 hours of electives. Major requires students to complete an exit exam. Students are encouraged to focus coursework in specific areas of sociology and must consult with their academic advisors regarding course selections. Students interested in graduate school and careers involving research (such as marketing and policy assessment) are strongly encouraged to take the sequence of research courses, SOC 301 and SOC 302, and to complete an internship.

Required Courses (18 credit hours)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
SOC 101WI - Introduction to Sociology Credits: 3
MAT 223 - Statistics Credits: 3
SOC 301 - Sociological Research Methods Credits: 3
SOC 332 - Classical Theory Credits: 3
SOC 350 - Social Stratification Credits: 3
SOC 470 - Senior Seminar in Sociology Credits: 3

Elective Courses (18 credit hours)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
SOC 201WI - Contemporary Social Problems Credits: 3
SOC 210WI - Marriage and Family Credits: 3
SOC 302 - Research Design Credits: 3
SOC 303 - Sociology of Law Credits: 3
SOC 315 - Sex, Class, Race and Ethnicity Credits: 3
SOC 320 - Sociology of Aging Credits: 3
SOC 340 - Selected Topics Credits: 3
SOC 355 - Social Movements Credits: 3
SOC 370 - Social Psychology Credits: 3
SOC 372 - Sociology of Medicine and Health Credits: 3
SOC 405 - Contemporary Sociological Theory Credits: 3
SOC 422 - Social Work Credits: 3
SOC 430 - Urban Sociology Credits: 3
SOC 440 - Sociology Selected Topics Credits: 3
SOC 448 - Environmental Sociology Credits: 3
SOC 462 - Victimology Credits: 3
SOC 468 - Social Aspects of Terrorism Credits: 3
SOC 477 - Research Assistant Credits: 1-3
SOC 491 - Independent Study Credits: 1-3
SOC 492 - Independent Study Credits: 1-3
SOC 493 - Independent Study Credits: 1-3
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