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 level3-6
A minimum of three courses at the 300 and/or 400 level9-15

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 College Writing I 3
LASCFirst-Year Seminar (FYS) 3
SO-100 Introduction to Sociology 3
LASCLASC Elective (QR) 3
LASCLASC Elective (CON) 3
 Credits15
Semester Two
EN-102 College Writing II 3
SOAny 100 or 200 level course in major 3
LASCLASC Elective (NSP) 4
LASCLASC Elective (TLC) 3
LASCLASC Elective (HBS) 3
 Credits16
Year Two
Semester Three
SO-270 Social Theory I 3
SO-280 Research Methods of Sociology 3
LASCLASC Elective (GP) 3
LASCLASC Elective (NSP) 3
LASCLASC Elective (CA) 3
 Credits15
Semester Four
SO-275 Social and Behavioral Statistics 3
SO-2XXSO Major Elective 3
LASCLASC Elective (GP) 3
LASCLASC Elective (CA) 3
LASCLASC Elective (USW) 3
 Credits15
Year Three
Semester Five
SO-3XX+SO Major Elective 3
SO-1XX+SO Major Elective 3
LASCLASC Elective (HBS) 3
LASCLASC Elective (ICW) 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
 Credits15
Semester Six
SO-3XX+SO Major Elective 3
SO-1XX+SO Major Elective 3
LASCLASC Elective (TLC) 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
 Credits15
Year Four
Semester Seven
SO-499 Sociology Capstone (or LASC Capstone) 4
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
 Credits16
Semester Eight
SO-3XX+SO Major Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
 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.