General Distribution Requirement
All sociology courses count toward the social science distribution requirement except SOCI 232 - Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship, which counts toward no general distribution requirement.
General Education Requirements
Courses that meet the general education requirements in writing, quantitative thinking, internationalism and U.S. identities and differences will be posted on the Registrar's web page in advance of registration for each semester.
Additional information regarding the general distribution requirement and the general education requirements can be found in the graduation requirements section of this catalog.
The sociology department participates in the honors program. Eligibility requirements, application procedures and specific project expectations for the department are available from either the department office or the Academic Programs and Advising Office.
Topics courses explore subjects of general interest to faculty and students that supplement the department's regular course offerings, to be announced in advance of registration. (4 credits)
The department offers independent study options in the form of independent projects, internships, preceptorships and Honors independent projects. For more information contact the department and review the Curriculum section of the catalog.
A sociology major is planned in consultation with a member of the sociology department faculty and must include at least nine courses. The five course requisites for the major are as follows:
- SOCI 110 - Introduction to Sociology
- SOCI 269 - Social Science Inquiry
- SOCI 272 - Social Theories
- SOCI 270 - Interpretive Social Research or SOCI 275 - Comparative-Historical Methods for Social Science
- SOCI 480 - Senior Seminar
The successful completion of these five requisites and four elective courses satisfies the requirements for the major.
Students may apply a maximum of 4 credits from study abroad programs toward fulfilling the course requirements of the major.
A minor in sociology requires the successful completion of five courses in the discipline. Students must prepare and register a minor plan in consultation with a faculty member in the department.
Students may apply a maximum of 4 credits from either a faculty supervised internship (SOCI 624), independent project (SOCI 614), or study abroad coursework toward fulfilling the course requirements for the minor.