Sociology Major

Requirements for a Major in Sociology

30 credits including:

SO-100Introduction to Sociology3
SO-270Social Theory I3
SO-275Social and Behavioral Statistics3
SO-280Research Methods of Sociology3
A maximum of two courses at the 100 level6
A minimum of three courses at the 300 and/or 400 level9
Total Credits27

All courses taken beyond the minimum requirements will be credited as electives.

Sample Timetable for Completion of Degree

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
EN-101 English Composition I 3
LASC First-Year Seminar (FYS)3
SO-100 Introduction to Sociology 3
LASC LASC Elective (QR)3
LASC LASC Elective (CON)3
 Credits15
Semester Two
EN-102 English Composition II 3
SO Any 100 or 200 level course in major3
LASC LASC Elective (NSP)4
LASC LASC Elective (TLC)3
LASC LASC Elective (HBS)3
 Credits16
Year Two
Semester Three
SO-270 Social Theory I 3
SO-280 Research Methods of Sociology 3
LASC LASC Elective (GP)3
LASC LASC Elective (NSP)3
LASC LASC Elective (CA)3
 Credits15
Semester Four
SO-275 Social and Behavioral Statistics 3
SO-2XX SO Major Elective3
LASC LASC Elective (GP)3
LASC LASC Elective (CA)3
LASC LASC Elective (USW)3
 Credits15
Year Three
Semester Five
SO-3XX+ SO Major Elective3
SO-1XX+ SO Major Elective3
LASC LASC Elective (HBS)3
LASC LASC Elective (ICW)3
SELECT General Elective3
 Credits15
Semester Six
SO-3XX+ SO Major Elective3
SO-1XX+ SO Major Elective3
LASC LASC Elective (TLC)3
SELECT General Elective3
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 Credits15
Year Four
Semester Seven
SO-499 Sociology Capstone (or LASC Capstone) 4
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 Credits16
Semester Eight
SO-3XX+ SO Major Elective3
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 Credits15
 Total Credits122

Students are required to meet with their department advisor to review their upcoming semester academic choices. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.