Sociology

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Note: Students may not count the same course as both a criminology core and criminology elective.

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Sociology Major Requirements (.pdf worksheet)

All sociology majors must complete at least 37 hours of course work, including the following 19 hours of required courses: 101, 280, 371, 381, 471 and 481(L). The 18 elective hours (six courses) are drawn from all sociology courses not specifically required above but must include at least 12 hours (four courses) at the 300 or 400 level. The student may select from a number of designated courses that provide a concentration in one of the following subfields of sociology:

Pre-law. Provides background for careers or further training in police, correctional or legal institutions. Note: student should not attempt to major in sociology with this concentration AND minor in criminology.

Human Services and Social Policy. Appropriate for future work in public and private agencies, as preparation for law school or for graduate study in social work, public administration, and business administration. Note: students should not attempt to major in sociology with this concentration AND minor in social welfare.

Each course must be passed with a grade of C- or better and the cumulative grade point average in these courses must be at least 2.00. Courses taken for CR/NC or AUDIT cannot be applied to major requirements. A cumulative grade point average of 2.25 or better required for regular admission to the sociology major.

Planning the course of study:

A student planning a sequence of courses should keep in mind that many required courses and electives have prerequisites and that it is best to steadily complete required courses rather than leaving them for the last semester or semesters.

Note: Students should not assume that any particular course is taught every semester; students should consult the Sociology Department as to when courses are offered.

Please see the degree worksheet for course requirements.

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Sociology Minor Requirements (.pdf worksheet)

To graduate with a sociology minor, a student must pass 21 hours (7 courses) of sociology coursework, including 9 hours (3 courses) of specific requirements and 12 hours (4 courses) of electives. Each course must be passed with a grade of C- or better, and the cumulative grade point average in these courses must be at least 2.00.

Criminology majors may not minor in sociology without a special approved degree plan constructed in consultation with the sociology undergraduate advisor. Note that any course applied toward the total hours of one major or minor may not also be applied toward the total credit hours of another major or minor. When a major or minor have courses that overlap with one another or with another major or minor, students are required to take additional course(s), as approved by the sociology undergraduate advisor.

The 9 hours of specifically required coursework for the sociology minor.

Please see the degree worksheet for course requirements.

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For course descriptions of Sociology classes please see the online catalog.