Sociology

  • The specific objectives of the major program in Sociology are to develop in each student:

    • An understanding of the principles which determine the operation of human societies.
    • The ability to think clearly, independently and critically.
    • The ability to do sociological research.
    • The foundations necessary for graduate study and for careers in the service professions.


    The Sociology major must complete 120 semester hours of University courses.  Included in the120 semester hours are a minimum of 21 hours of required sociology courses and 15 hours of sociology electives.  Sociology majors must also complete six (6) additional hours in other Social Science areas (e.g., POLI, ECON, etc.).  A minimum grade of “C” must be obtained in all major courses.   Students must maintain a 2.5 overall GPA and 2.5 in sociology courses. 

    Required Major Courses

    SOCI 101      SOCI 221     SOCI 303      SOCI 431      SOCI 222      SOCI 231     SOCI 232

    Required Supportive Courses

    MATH 109             PSYC 200
    Six (6) additional hours in other Social Science areas (ex.., POLI, ECON, etc.).


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