Program Details

The Major

The Sociology major is very flexible and caters to your individual interests. The major consists of 39 credits, including:

  • Introduction to Sociology 
  • Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology or  Peoples of the World 
  • Introduction to Statistics 
  • Sociological Theory 
  • Methods of Social Research 
  • Race and Ethnic Relations or SOCI 441 Social Stratification 
  • ANY 300 level or higher Sociology Elective 
  • Six departmental electives, four of which must be 300 level or higher (18 credits)


You can minor in:


The Anthropology Minor allows students to explore a range of areas in Anthropology or to concentrate in cultural/ethnographic studies in applied/medical Anthropology.  The minor consists of 18 credits, at least 15 credits of which  must be earned in  classroom courses.

Required Courses
ANTH 130 Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology
ANTH 240 Peoples of the World

Four ANTH Electives 300 level or higher

The Child and Family Studies Minor focuses on the development of children, the forms and functions of families, and the role of both in  society at large.  It offers students who anticipate working with children and families after graduation, as well as those who  plan to further study in the field  a solid foundation in these areas.  (A Sociology major completing the child and family studies minor may apply only SOCI 210 Families to both programs).

Required courses
PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology or PSYC  208 Applied Psychology
SOCI 210 Families

Twelve elective credits in courses designated as Child and Family Studies, nine of which must be 300 level or above.

The Criminal Justice minors offers students an introduction to correctional counseling and law enforcement based on a liberal arts foundation and capped by a field placement experience.  A Sociology major completing a Criminal Justice minor may only apply SOCI 100 Introduction to Sociology to both programs.

Required courses
SOCI 100 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 201 Social Problems
SOCI 351 Criminology
Two Approved Electives
SOCI 540/SOWK 540 Sociology or Social Work Internship

 The Social Work Minor provides student with a sound introduction to the history of the field as well as to the major approaches and skills used by social workers.  The minor consists of eighteen credit hours of which three credits are field work. (A Sociology major completing the Social Work minor may apply only SOCI 100, Introduction to Sociology, to both programs.)

Required courses
SOCI 100 Introduction to Sociology
SOWK 241 Introduction to Social Work
SOWK 348 Social Work Skills
SOWK 540 Social  Work Internship
Two 300-400 level social work electives

 The Sociology Minor allows students to examine a range of areas of sociological interest or to concentrate in areas such as crime, stratification, education, or social research.  The minor requires eighteen credit hours, at least fifteen of which must be completed in the classroom.

Required courses
SOCI 100 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 312 Sociological Theory
SOCI 331 Methods of Social Research 
Three Sociology electives, two at the 300 level or above

Students may elect to do one SOCI independent study, research assistantship, teaching assistantship or internship as one of the
sociology minor electives.

 This minor explores how gender and sexuality are socially, culturally, and historically constructed, negotiated, and contested; considers the feminist perspective in a variety of contexts; and approaches women, gender, and sexuality studies from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Required courses
WGSS 201 Introduction to Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
15 Elective credits in courses designed as Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies.
Nine credits must be at the 300 level or above and must come from two different departments.