The Sociology major requires a minimum of 37 semester hours (11 courses) in sociology including core category courses 200, 300 (political science double majors may substitute PSCI 301), 301 and one course in the experiential/capstone core category. Students are required to complete one course in statistics (Mathematics 111 or 113 or another statistics course approved by the department), with a grade of C- or better, as a Prerequisites to SOCI 300. SOCI 300 fulfills the collegiate computer-intensive requirement and SOCI 301 satisfies one of the two required speaking-intensive collegiate requirements. Majors are strongly advised to take SOCI 300 and 301 as soon as possible in their program of study. Sociology courses are divided into four area groupings: Regional and Transnational; Structure and Inequality; Institutions, Practices and Change; and Social Order and Control. Students must take at least one course within each group (see below for specific courses within groups). Students must also develop a concentration by taking at least three courses in one particular area grouping and must take at least 2, 300 level area courses and 1, 400 level area course beyond the core courses.
Students planning to minor in sociology must obtain departmental approval. The sociology minor requires a minimum of 21 hours (6 courses) in sociology including core category courses 200, 300 (political science double majors may substitute PSCI 301), and 301. Mathematics 111, 113 or another statistics course approved by the department is a Prerequisites to Sociology 300. Students must also complete a course in at least 2 area groupings (see below), one of which must be at least a 300 level beyond the core courses.
The grade point average of the sociology coursework comprising the major or the minor, including the required statistics course, must be no less than 2.00 with no course grade below C-.
Major and Minor Area Groupings: Core: Majors/Minors take all of the following: SOCI 200,300,301; Majors take one of the following: 450, 455, 496-498.Group I (Regional/Transnational): SOCI 215,230,260,270,331,336 WMST281,282,326, IRIS 326.Group II (Structure and Inequality): SOCI 212,217,225,241,265,340,400, SOCI3440, ICHHI360.Group III (Institutions, Practices and Change): SOCI 210,260,219,320,430.Group IV (Social Order and Control): SOCI 224,322,410,420.