Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Advisor Name:_______________________ Catalog: Academic Catalog 2021-2022 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
Offered each semester.
Credits: 3
MAT 223 - Statistics

Prerequisite(s): MAT 113 or placement.

Credits: 3
SOC 301 - Sociological Research Methods

Prerequisite(s): MAT 223, SOC 101WI.

Credits: 3
SOC 332 - Classical Theory

Prerequisite(s): SOC 101WI.

Credits: 3
SOC 350 - Social Stratification

Prerequisite(s): SOC 101WI.

Credits: 3
SOC 470 - Senior Seminar in Sociology

Prerequisite(s): SOC 301 and either SOC 332 or SOC 405, or permission of instructor.


Offered in the fall semester.
Credits: 3

Elective Courses (18 credit hours)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
SOC 201WI - Contemporary Social Problems

Prerequisite(s): SOC 101WI.


Offered each semester.
Credits: 3
SOC 210WI - Marriage and Family

Prerequisite(s): SOC 101WI.

Credits: 3
SOC 302 - Research Design

Prerequisite(s): SOC 301.

Credits: 3
SOC 303 - Sociology of Law

Prerequisite(s): SOC 101WI or CRM 160.

Credits: 3
SOC 320 - Sociology of Aging

Prerequisite(s): SOC 101WI.

Credits: 3
SOC 340 - Selected Topics

Prerequisite(s): SOC 101WI.

Credits: 3
SOC 355 - Social Movements

Prerequisite(s): SOC 101WI  or permission of instructor.

Credits: 3
SOC 370 - Social Psychology

Prerequisite(s): SOC 101WI and PSY 101; junior or senior standing or permission of instructor.

Credits: 3
SOC 372 - Sociology of Medicine and Health

Prerequisite(s): SOC 101WI or permission of instructor. Medicine, health care, and health are things that affect all of our lives.

Credits: 3
SOC 405 - Contemporary Sociological Theory

Prerequisite(s): SOC 101WI and SOC 332 or permission of instructor.


Offered in the fall semester.
Credits: 3
SOC 422 - Social Work Credits: 3
SOC 430 - Urban Sociology

Prerequisite(s): SOC 101WI or permission of instructor.

Credits: 3
SOC 440 - Sociology Selected Topics

Prerequisite(s): SOC 101WI or permission of instructor.

Credits: 3
SOC 448 - Environmental Sociology

Prerequisite(s): SOC 101WI.

Credits: 3
SOC 462 - Victimology

Prerequisite(s): SOC 101WI and CRM 160.

Credits: 3
SOC 468 - Social Aspects of Terrorism

Prerequisite(s): SOC 101WI and CRM 160.

Credits: 3
SOC 477 - Research Assistant

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.

Credits: 1-3
SOC 491 - Independent Study

Prerequisite(s): SOC 101WI, six hours of 300-400 level Sociology courses, and a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Credits: 1-3
SOC 492 - Independent Study

Prerequisite(s): SOC 101WI, six hours of 300-400 level Sociology courses, and a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Credits: 1-3
SOC 493 - Independent Study

Prerequisite(s): SOC 101WI, six hours of 300-400 level Sociology courses, and a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Credits: 1-3
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