Major and Minor Requirements

Major Sequence:

A minimum of 10 course units in Sociology to include:

1) Sociology ^227*, 290, ^327**, and 492***; and

2) six additional course units, at least three at the 300-level and no more than one at the 100-level.

^Sociology majors must earn at least a C- in 227 (statistics) and 327 (methods) to demonstrate proficiency in the skills needed to conduct independent sociological research and register for 492 (senior seminar).

*Sociology majors who have earned at least a C- in statistics in another discipline are required to take a sociology course at the 200-level or above in its place, to complete the required sociology courses for the major. Consultation with and approval from the Department Chair is required.

**Sociology majors who have earned at least a C- in research methods in another discipline are required to take a sociology course that includes a significant research component (e.g., 314, 392, 395) in its place, to complete the required sociology course units for the major. Consultation with and approval from the Department Chair is required.

***The prerequisite for registering for Soc 492 is earning at least a C- in statistics and research methods, either in sociology or in another discipline, as approved by the Department Chair.

Majors must take 227 prior to 327, and both prior to 492.

Minor Sequence:

A minimum of 6 course units in Sociology to include:

1) ^227*, 290 and ^327**; and

2) three additional courses, at least one at the 300-level (excluding 397) and no more than two at the 100-level.

^Sociology minors must earn a passing grade in statistics and research methods, either in sociology or in another discipline.
*Sociology minors who have passed statistics in another discipline are required to take a sociology course at the 200-level or above in its place, to complete the required Sociology courses for the minor. Consultation with and approval from the Department Chair is required.
**Sociology minors who have passed research methods in another discipline are required to take a sociology course that includes a significant research component (e.g. 314, 392, 395) in its place, to complete the required sociology courses for the minor. Consultation with and approval from the Department Chair is required.
Minors must take 227 prior to 327.