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Explore Sociology: Major/Minor Requirements

This guide is designed to help students learn more about Sociology programs.

Program Overview

Are you a people person, a people watcher, who loves to figure out group dynamics and what makes people tick?

Put your interests to work for you, and hone your skills into marketable career paths by majoring in sociology!

Major Requirements

Sociology Core Curriculum

SOC 121: Introduction to Sociology (3)

SOC 323: Sociological Theory (3)

SOC 321: Methods of Social Research I: Quantitative Methods (3)

SOC 322: Methods of Social Research II: Qualitative Methods (3)

SOC 496: Comprehensive Sociology Examination (0)

SOC 499: Senior Seminar in Sociology (3)

Plus at least 7 electives in Sociology (SOC), 5 of which must be at the 300-400 level.

Sociology Total Credits: 36

Some amazing classes you can take!

 Sex and Gender

 Race and Ethnic Relations

 Global Social Change and Development

 Families in Cross Cultural Perspective

 The Social Ladder: Diversity and Inequality in America

 Medical Sociology

 Social Problems

 Sociology of Aging

 Deviance and Social Control

 Social Interaction in Everyday Life

 Internship

Minor Requirements

Minor Requirements

Required Courses SOC 121 - Introduction to Sociology 3 credits

Plus five electives in sociology (SOC), at least three of which must be at the 300-400 level. 15 credits

Total Credits: 18

Specializations

Diversity & Inequality Specialization Courses

Take all of the following:

SOC 331: Global Social Change & Development

SOC 334: Sex & Gender

SOC 343: The Social Ladder: Diversity and Inequality in America

SOC 350: Race & Ethnic Relations Specialization Credits: 12

Plus 9 elective credits (3 courses), at least one of which must be upper level. Elective Credits: 9 Total Credits: 36

Careers

A heightened understanding of the causes and con-sequences of social inequalities, and especially ability to work with diverse populations, will prepare you to enter a wide variety of occupations, including:

 Public relations specialist

 Human resources manager

 Case manager

 Program analyst

 Marketing/big data analyst

 School counselor

 Military support specialist

 Diversity trainer

 Human rights organizer/analyst

Specializations

Applied & Clinical Specialization Courses

Take SOC 427 Practicing Sociology, plus 3 of the following:

SOC 425: Internship

SOC 333: Families in Cross-Cultural Perspective

SOC 348: Medical Sociology

SOC 349: Sociology of Aging Specialization Credits: 12

Plus 9 elective credits (3 courses), at least one of which must be upper level.

Elective Credits: 9 Total Credits: 36

Careers

With a specialization in clinical/applied sociology, you will be qualified for a wide variety of client-based positions, including:

 Counselor/support group facilitator (e.g., addic-tion)

 Teacher/trainer (e.g., grief support)

 Mitigation expert/mediator (e.g., death penalty support of families; divorce court)

 Organizational consultant (e.g., support in downsizing and rebuilding of trust)

 Program evaluator (e.g., turnaround specialist for businesses/agencies in crisis)

 Community consultant (help groups, such as victims of elder abuse, and ethnic/refugee com-munities, advocate for themselves on matters of public policy)

 Mediator (e.g., conflict resolution in businesses)

 Advocate/consultant (e.g., labor union)