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Degree Requirements

The sociology major requires a total of thirty class hours in sociology. Fifteen of the thirty class hours are required courses which give students a broad perspective on the discipline. 

Required courses:
Soc 131 (introductory sociology)
Soc 232 (social statistics) (offered fall and spring)
Soc 395 (research methods) (offered every fall)
Soc 462 (sociological theory) (offered every fall)
Soc 470 (capstone seminar) (offered every spring)

The remaining fifteen hours in the major (twelve of which must be upper division) can be completed by selecting sociology classes that interest you. Options include courses on sexuality, family, environment, religion, gender, race, and more. Internships are also available!

We also offer a minor in Sociology which can be completed by successfully taking Soc 131 plus fifteen hours of sociology electives (twelve of which must be upper division).

Sociology also works great as a second major! Students can complete sociology as a second major while completing the electives required by the university. This means students won't have to delay graduation!

For a detailed listing of the classes needed to complete a B.A. in Sociology consult the University catalog here (see page 200).

Interested in switching majors, adding a minor, or adding a second major? Contact Dr. James Maples today at

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