Major in Sociology, BA (38 credits)

The seven required core courses enable students to acquire fundamental analytical research skills and theoretical perspectives of the discipline.

Core (11 credits):

SOC 110 Introductory Sociology 3
SOC 300 Sociological Theory 4
SOC 310 Research Methods 4
     
Advanced Methods (4 credits):  
     
SOC 410 Quantitative Analysis 4
or    
SOC 411 Oral History for the Social Sciences 4
or    
SOC 412 Qualitative Analysis 4
or    
SOC 413 Community Research 4

Capstone (4 credits):

SOC 499 Senior Seminar in Sociology 4

and 19 credits of sociology electives (12 of which must be at the 300- and/or 400-level, and with no more than 6 credits at the 100-level). Students are also required to successfully complete STAT 215.

Students wishing to major in sociology are required to meet with the department chair to pick up introductory materials and information, as well as to be assigned a faculty advisor. Substantive areas of study should be developed in conjunction with the student's departmental advisor. Independent studies and internship opportunities are available to qualified majors. Eligible students are encouraged to participate in Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Sociology Honors Society.

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