Requirements for the Major
Ten courses: Sociology 101, 303, and 306, the statistics requirement, the Senior Capstone Experience, five additional courses in sociology; and Sociology 001-002. (Students with a double major in sociology and psychology, economics, or business management and who complete a research methods course or sequence in one of those majors may omit Sociology 306, but must then take a sixth sociology elective.)
Sociology 101 is prerequisite for the major in sociology. Additionally, prospective majors should complete at least two additional sociology courses by the end of their sophomore year, and the major’s statistics requirement, which must be satisfied no later than the fall semester of junior year to avoid later problems in completing the Senior Capstone Experience.
During the senior year, each sociology major completes a major independent research project with the guidance of one of the department’s sociologists. Senior Capstone Experiences integrate the diverse learning that students have accomplished throughout their undergraduate years, not only within the major, but also across the liberal arts and sciences. Work on the Capstone is supported by the student’s capstone advisor, and by some of the work of the Sociology Senior Seminars, SOC 001 taken during the fall semester and SOC 002 taken during the spring semester.
Requirements for the Minor
Six courses, of which Sociology 101, 303, 306, and the statistics requirement are required; and two additional courses in sociology. (Students with a major in psychology, economics, or business management and who complete a research methods course or sequence in one of those majors may omit Sociology 306, but must then take a third sociology elective.)