Sociology majors must take nine courses within the department. Up to two courses can be courses with sociological content that come from other departments. (The Departmental Representative has to approve those courses after seeing a syllabus.)
Within the nine sociology courses, the following four must be taken:

  • SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology (taught in the fall and the spring and can be taken anytime, even after taking mid- and upper-level sociology courses)
  • SOC 300: Claims and Evidence (taken in the Fall of the junior year to prepare students for the Junior Paper)
  • SOC 302: Sociological Theory
  • SOC 305 / POL 345: Introduction to Quantitative Social Science