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Major/Minor 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)

Take one course: Soc 205, Soc 235, Soc 245W/245

The remaining twelve 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! For a detailed listing of the classes offered in Sociology consult the University catalog here (see page 200).


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! Check out Dr. Maples' video on second majors if you're curious.

Would you like to learn more about the sociology major? Read our new major guide here!

Ready to change majors? Visit here to change your major online today!

Want to learn more? Ready to declare?

Contact Dr. Alison Buck today at and she will be glad to set up an advising, answer questions, and talk more about careers in sociology. 

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