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Sociology Major and Minor Requirements

Requirements for a Major in Sociology

For more detailed information, refer to the University Catalogue of your entering year.

Required Courses

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Social Science Research Methods
  • Social Science Statistics and Analysis
  • Sociological Theory
  • Senior Practicum
  • 24 additional SOC semester hours

Requirements for the Optional Concentrations in Sociology

An area of concentration is not required to complete the major in sociology. A student may choose more than one area of concentration. The concentrations are available only to sociology majors.


  • Intro to Anthropology
  • The Many Faces of Poverty
  • The World of Males and Females
  • Minority Group Relations
  • Intercultural Communication 


  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Drugs and Society
  • Criminology
  • Corrections
  • Crime, Society, and Inst of Law
  • Deviance


  • Family Violence
  • Sex, Love, and Relationships
  • Social Gerontology
  • American Family

Sociology in Practice

  • Introduction to Social Services
  • Contemporary Social Issues
  • Organizational Analysis
  • Grants and Planning

Requirements for a Minor in Sociology

Required Courses

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • No more than 8 hours at the 100 or 200 level
  • At least 8 hours at the 300 or 400 level