Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: Academic Catalog 2020-2021 Program: Sociology, B.A. Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Sociology, B.A.

Requirements for the Major:

Students complete a twelve course major and are required to take

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
SOC 100 - Introduction to Sociology
SOC 300 - Quantitative Methods of Social Research
SOC 305 - History of Sociological Thought

Complete a 2 term senior thesis:

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
SOC 498 - Sociology Senior Thesis 1
SOC 499 - Sociology Senior Thesis 2

Additionally, seven Sociology electives:

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
SOC 201 - Social Data Analysis
SOC 202 - Social Problems, Policy and Pop Culture
SOC 203 - Social Psychology
SOC 204 - Social Construction of Deviance
SOC 205 - Social Work and Human Services
SOC 206 - Aging and Society
SOC 207 - Sociology of the Black Religious Experience
SOC 212 - The American Family and Cross-Cultural Perspectives
SOC 221 - School Social Work
SOC 222 - Schools and Societies
SOC 223 - Sociology of Religion
SOC 224 - Sociology of Community
SOC 228 - Sociology of Medicine
SOC 230 - Sociology of the Black Community
SOC 231 - Sex and Gender in American Society
SOC 233 - Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality
SOC 240 - Political Sociology
SOC 260 - Population and Society: Demographic Trends
SOC 261 - Crime and Justice in Society
SOC 262 - Juvenile Delinquency
SOC 270 - Social Movements, the Environment, and Society
SOC 271 - Sociology of Disaster
SOC 284 - Sociology of Women & Health
SOC 285 - Food, Nutrition and Society
SOC 290 - Personality, Media, and Society
SOC 302 - Qualitative Social Research Methods
SOC 314 - America’s War on Drugs: Culture, Conflict, & Social Policy
SOC 340 - Inequality and Mobility: From Penthouse to Poorhouse
SOC 346 - Sociology of Black Women’s Culture
SOC 359 - Environmental Policy and Resource Management
SOC 360 - Domestic Violence
SOC 362 - Family and Community Services
SOC 364 - Sex and Motherhood
SOC 370 - Public Health
SOC 372 - Global Health
SOC 374 - Mental Health and Society
SOC 385 - Internships for Community Outreach
SOC 387T - Community Service Miniterm
SOC 450 - Environmental Services and Policy


Majors may include within their seven remaining elective courses up to two cognates from political science, psychology, economics, history, philosophy and/or anthropology with approval of the department advisor. Courses in the Sociology Department include a variety of choices in areas such as community, family, health and medicine, public policy, the environment, diversity and change and crime and justice.

Requirements for Honors in Sociology:

The student must fulfill the following requirements: (1) achieve a cumulative index of 3.30 or better; (2) a minimum index of 3.30 in all sociology courses; (3) completion of requirements for the sociology major or an interdepartmental major; (4) three grades of “A” or “A minus” in the major; and (5) at least a grade of “A minus” on the senior thesis. To be eligible for membership in the Alpha Kappa Delta sociology honor society, the student must fulfill all of the above requirements for honors and also have a class standing in the upper third.

Course Selection Guidelines

Common Curriculum (CC): In the Common Curriculum, all sociology courses count towards fulfillment of the social science requirement. Note that Quantitative Social Research Methods does not count toward the Quantitative and Mathematical Reasoning (QMR) requirement.  

Course Sequencing for Majors: Majors are encouraged to fulfill the methods and theory requirements SOC 300 and SOC 305 prior to beginning their senior thesis. Students should note that these courses are generally offered only in the fall (SOC 300 ) and winter (SOC 305 ) terms each year.

Courses Suitable for Non-Majors: All upper level elective courses are suitable for non-majors who have completed SOC 100 .

Course Numbering: SOC 100 or the permission of the instructor is a prerequisite for all other courses in the sociology department unless otherwise noted. While 200-level courses are not “easier” than 300-level courses in terms of workload, the 300-level courses generally assume a greater working knowledge of sociological theory and methods.