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Sociology Major and Minor Requirements
The Sociology Major

The Sociology Major

Note: The grade point average of the sociology coursework comprising the major must be no less than 2.00 with no course grade below C- (1.7).

10 units, including

SOC 101 Foundations of Society: Introduction to Sociological Analysis
SOC 211 Sociological Research Methods and Data Analysis
SOC 221 Sociological Theory
SOC 401 Capstone Experience
6 elective units in Sociology, with a minimum of 4 at the 300 level or higher

Notes:

  • Students must earn a grade of C- or better in either SOC 211 or SOC 221 in order to take 300 or 400-level sociology courses.
  • No more than two 200-level courses, excluding SOC 211 and SOC 221, may be taken for credit toward the sociology major.
  • No more than three courses may be taken at other institutions, including study abroad institutions.
  • SOC 326, SOC 327, SOC 388, and SOC 389 are offered for .5 unit in the majority of circumstances.
The Sociology Minor

The Sociology Minor

Note: The grade point average of the coursework comprising the minor must be no less than 2.00 with no course grade below C- (1.7). A maximum of two courses may be taken at another accredited institution or through an approved study abroad program, with departmental approval.

6 units, including

SOC 101 Foundations of Society: Introduction to Sociological Analysis
SOC 211 Sociological Research Methods and Data Analysis
SOC 221 Sociological Theory
3 elective units in Sociology, with a minimum of 2 at the 300 level or higher

Notes:

  • Students must earn a grade of C- or better in either SOC 211 or SOC 221 in order to take 300 or 400-level sociology courses.
  • No more than one 200-level course, excluding SOC 211 and SOC 221, may be taken for credit towards the sociology minor.
  • No more than two courses may be taken at other institutions, including study abroad institutions.
  • SOC 326, SOC 327, SOC 388, and SOC 389 may not be counted toward the sociology minor.