Example Course Plan

Sociology Course Plan (first 3 semesters)

This is an example course plan based on the 2021–2022 University Catalog; your actual schedule may deviate from this example. Your faculty advisor will work with you to select appropriate courses.

As an IWU student, it is your responsibility to track your progress each semester towards completing graduation requirements using the MyIWU degree audit tool.

Year 1

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

May Term

Year 2


Study Abroad

For students interested in studying abroad or off-campus study, the recommended semesters are: spring, second year or fall, third year.

Additional Information
  • Students interested in majoring or minoring in Sociology are strongly encouraged to take an introductory level course (SOC 101 or 120, but not both; only one 100 level course counts toward the major and minor) either the first or second semester of the first year.
  • It is recommended that students interested in exploring a career in Social Work take SOC 240 (offered annually in the Fall) prior to SOC 362 (offered annually in the Spring) and SOC 270/370 Social Work in Action (offered annually in May Term).