Sociology Major Requirements

Acceptance:

A student must have completed SOC 1000, Introduction to Sociology, with a “C+” or higher or have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Major (30 credits/10 courses):

The major in Sociology requires the completion of 10 courses (30 credits). A student must allow three full semesters after the declaration of the major to complete all requirements. One of the Sociology electives for the Major can be satisfied by an internship for credit with approval from the department chair, provided that the students has at least 15 credits toward the Major. Students majoring in [CRM, PSC, PSY, SOC] must take one additional Social Science course outside the major in order to fulfill the Core Social Science Requirement.

Required Courses:

  • SOC 1000 (Introduction to Sociology)
  • SOC 6500 (Senior Seminar)  
  • one theory course, choose from SOC 5000 / SOC 5050 / SOC 5100 
  • one research course, choose from CRM 5200 / SOC 5300 / SOC 5400 
  • five Sociology electives and one Criminology course


A student taking an internship in a field setting in the second semester of the junior year or during the senior year should consult with the Chair and Director of the Internship Program.


Chair:  Dr. Robert Defina, 204 St. Augustine Center, robert.defina@villanova.edu, (610) 519-4482