Sociology Major

Sociology Major—39 Total Credits

Core Requirements 15 cr. hrs.

SOCI 100 Introduction to Sociology ()
(supporting course - counts 3 cr. in Gen. Ed.)
SOCI 200 Sociological Inquiry 3 cr.
SOCI 201 Theories of Sociology 3 cr.
SOCI 250 Social Statistics 3 cr.
SOCI 300 Research Methods 3 cr.
SOCI 480 Senior Seminar 3 cr.

Content Areas

Take a minimum of one course out of each of the following content areas.

Culture and Community
- Choose one course
ANTH 100 Cultural Anthropology 3 cr.
SOCI 210 Social Problems 3 cr.
SOCI 218 Deviant Behavior 3 cr.
SOCI/FILM 310 Sociology Through Film 3 cr.
SOCI/ANTH 314 Faces of Culture 3 cr.
SOCI/ANTH 316 Social and Cultural Change 3 cr.

Diversity and Inequality - Choose one course
SOCI 220 Sociology of Diversity: Race, Class and Gender 3 cr.
SOCI 321 Power and Inequality 3 cr.
SOCI/ANTH 322 Race and Ethnicity 3 cr.
SOCI/WGST 326 Sociology of Gender Roles 3 cr.
SOCI 328 Perspectives on Race Relations 3 cr.

Globalization - Choose one course
SOCI 231 Sociology of Globalization 3 cr.
SOCI/ANTH/WGST 331 Global Perspectives on Women 3 cr.
SOCI 332 Environmental Sociology 3 cr.
SOCI/ANTH 333 Human and Cultural Origins 3 cr.
SOCI/ANTH 338 Global Perspectives on Health and Disease 3cr.
SOCI/ANTH 395 Belize Study Tour 3 cr.

Life Course - Choose one course
SOCI 241 Social Psychology 3 cr.
SOCI 341 Sociology of Later Life 3 cr.
SOCI/WGST 342 Sociology of the Family 3 cr.
SOCI 343 Sociology of Sport and Leisure 3 cr.

Seminars - Choose one course
SOCI 411
Seminar in Culture and Community 3 cr.
SOCI 421 Seminar in Diversity and Inequality 3 cr.
SOCI 431 Seminar in Globalization 3 cr.
SOCI 441
Seminar in Life Course 3 cr.

Other Electives

Choose 9 credits from courses not taken in Content Areas above and/or the following. All must be be numbered 300 or higher.

SOCI 378 Semester Abroad Research 3-8 cr.
SOCI 379 Internship in Sociology 6-12 cr.
SOCI 389 Special Topics in Sociology 3 cr.
SOCI 490 Readings 1-2 cr.
SOCI 499 Independent Study 1-2 cr.

General Education Requirements:

BA and BS Liberal Arts majors as listed.
BS Education majors as listed.
Social and Behavioral Sciences: SOCI 100 or ANTH 100

Department of Sociology, Criminology and Anthropology

333 Kleinpell Fine Arts

Rich Wallace-Chair, B. Paige Miller, Jennifer Sims, Shawn Trusten, Desiree Wiesen-Martin, Tracy Zank



  • Sociology Liberal Arts (Sociology Major may be used as part of a Broad Field Social Studies Major)
  • Criminology


  • Sociology-Liberal Arts
  • Sociology-Education
  • Criminology
  • Criminal Justice (Sociology Major)
  • Criminal Justice (Non-Sociology Major)
  • Anthropology

For those who wish to teach sociology in high school, the required major is the Broad Field Social Studies Major.