B.S. Major in Sociology with the Applied Research Methods Track

Specific Requirements for Admission to the Sociology Major, any track: Students must complete 2 Sociology courses with a grade of "C" or better. This means SOC 101 or 102, and one more Sociology course.

B. S., Major in Sociology: 37 Credits

The following Sociology courses are required for all tracks.


(Three credits from the following:)
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology: Self and Society 3 credits
SOC 102 Introduction to Sociology: Social Problems 3 credits

(All of the following:)
SOC 301 Social and Cultural Theory 3 credits
SOC 312 Quantitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences 3 credits
SOC 314 Statistics for the Social Sciences 4 credits
SOC 411 Social Inequality and Stratification 3 credits
SOC 499 Senior Capstone: Applying the Social Sciences

Applied Research Methods Track

(All of the following:)
SOC 307 Demography: World Population Issues 3 credits
SOC 497 Directed Independent Research 6 credits
SOC 570 Geographic Information Systems 4 credits

(Five credits from the following:)
SOC 309 The Urban Social System 3 credits
SOC 316 Qualitative Methods in the Social Sciences 3 credits
SOC 317 Global Health Issues 3 credits
SOC 318 Gender in American Society 3 credits
SOC 320 Sociology of Deviant Behavior 3 credits
SOC 321 Sociology of the Criminal Justice System 3 credits
SOC 335 Technology and Social Change 3 credits
SOC 341 American Cultural Minorities 3 credits
SOC 355 Environment and Society: Sociological Perspectives 3 credits
SOC 360 Gender, Society, and Culture 3 credits
SOC 385 Community Internship 3 credits
SOC 423 Law and Society 3 credits
SOC 424 Sustainability and Rural America 3 credits
SOC 440 Gender Communication 3 credits
SOC 455 Food, Society, and Environment 3 credits
SOC 493 Directed Independent Readings 1-6 credits
SOC 495 Directed Independent Study 1-6 credits