Sociology Department




[ Advising Sheets for Sociology, *.pdf ]

A student may select either of two tracks to complete the major in sociology. Both require the completion of the three sociology core courses: Sociology 115, 116, and 170.

I. Sociology (General Program)

This track is designed to prepare students for a wide range of professional careers and advanced study. This track is particularly useful background for careers in education, human services, social policy, business, or the media. Courses required for this track are the introductory sociology course as well as Sociology 246, 335, and 346. The remainder of the major curriculum consists of five sociology elective courses, one of which must be a writing-intensive course, chosen with the approval of the advisor.

II. Sociology (Law and Society)

This track is designed for students with an interest in careers in the legal profession or other aspects of the justice system, as well as for the kinds of advanced study expected of professinals in those fields. Courses required for this track are the introductory sociology course as well as Sociology 216, 246, 335, and 346. The remainder of the major curriculum consists of four sociology elective courses, one of which must be a writing-intensive course, chosen with the approval of the advisor. Students are encouraged to use one of their major electives for a Field Experience.

Note: Students majoring in either track of the sociology major who desire a minor or a second major are required to select a field outside the Sociology Department.

III. The Minor in Sociology

The minor in sociology consists of five courses: Sociology 115 and four other courses that must include at least one 200-level course and one 300-level course.

IV. The Interdepartmental Major in Sociology

Six courses of Set I of the interdepartmental major must include two of the core courses, two 300-level courses, and two electives.

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