Programs of Study

The sociology major offers both structure and flexibility. Students must take 15 credit hours of core subjects that emphasize methods, theory, and fundamental issues and concepts in the discipline. In addition, each student maps out a personalized program of study that will satisfy the department's requirements and accommodate the student's interests and career aspirations.

Opportunities for internships and actual hands-on research experience are available in the criminal justice system, social service agencies, urban planning and environmental protection agencies, and survey research organizations.

Sociology is a rewarding major that may be combined with minors or second majors such as psychology, political science, religion, education, biology, Spanish, English and business. Many sociology majors are also part of the Honors Program and many choose to pursue certificates in Women's and Gender Studies, International Studies or Legal Thought.