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