To see more information about the sociology major — defining elements of the discipline, career paths of majors, methodological skills developed through our curriculum, and requirements — download the sociology major information sheet.
Sociology Major (11 credits total)
A good way to enter the major is through our First-Year Experience courses, Thinking Sociologically (FE137) and Law & Society (SO240). Alternatively, students may enter through any of our 100-level courses, including Thinking Sociologically (SO100), Inequality in the U.S. (SO101), Art and Society (SO105), Creativity: Theory and Practice (SO115), Global Inequality (SO116), Deviance and Social Control (SO118), Environmental Sociology (SO130), or any of our topics courses (SO190). Any one of these courses will satisfy the prerequisite for 200-level courses in the curriculum.
Required courses (5 credits) [recommended timeline indicated in brackets]
SO228 Development of Sociological Thought [2nd year; no later than 3rd year]
SO229 Sociological Research Design [2nd year; no later than 3rd year]
Either SO301 Quantitative Research Methods orSO302 Qualitative Research Methods [3rd or 4th year]