Princeton University has one of the best sociology departments in the country, supporting about 70 majors.
Sociology students have a great deal of flexibility in crafting their academic lives. Aside from the seminar to help them write their junior papers, everyone is required to take introduction to sociology, sociological theory, and statistics. Of course, students can deepen their methodological training in computational social science, ethnography, statistics, and a variety of qualitative methods. (A total of 9 courses completes the major requirements.)
If you are thinking about the major, we recommend that you take a sociology course or a freshman seminar taught by one of our faculty. And if you have come to the decision late without a background in our department, fear not, but talk with the acting undergraduate administrator (Donna DeFrancisco, firstname.lastname@example.org) or the departmental representative (Professor Nelson, email@example.com) before making your final decision.
— Professor Nelson, Director of Undergraduate Studies