Sociology Degree Requirements

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Sociology Major

A Sociology consists of 30 credit hours including 5 required courses:

  • SOCI 1001: Principles of Sociology
  • SOCI 2060: Social Statistics
  • SOCI 3000: Sociological Theory
  • SOCI 3050: Methods of Social Research or CRLS 3050: Methods of Criminological Research
  • SOCI 4997: Capstone Seminar


Students also need to take five electives from a variety of Social and Cultural Sciences courses offered by our full-time and part time faculty. Credits received by participating in the Interdisciplinary Internship Program can be used toward the degree as one of the elective courses.

In addition to sociology electives, two of the following courses can count toward Sociology major:

  • ANTH 2101 Cultural Anthropology  
  • ANTH 2301 Language and Culture
  • ANTH 4320 Culture, Law and Violence
  • CRLS 2100 Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice
  • CRLS 3050 Criminological Research Methods 
  • CRLS 3130 Women, Crime and Criminal Justice
  • CRLS 3140 Race, Crime and Punishment
  • CRLS 3680 Family Violence and Public Intervention
  • CRLS 4000 Criminological Theory
  • SOWJ 2150 Immigrants and their Communities
  • SOWJ 2200 Human Behavior in the Social Environment
  • SOWJ 3450 Arab and Muslims in Global Context
  • SOWJ 4600 Faith-Based Activism

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