Sociology Major Requirements

Admission Requirements:

The major in Sociology requires the completion of 10 courses (30 credits). A student must have completed SOC 1000, Intro. to Sociology, with a minimum grade of “C+” or have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. A student must allow three full semesters after the declaration of the major to complete all requirements.

Required Courses:

  • SOC 1000    Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 6500    Senior Seminar  (Prerequisite: one Theory and one of the Research Courses)

One of the following Theory Courses (Prerequisite: SOC 1000):

  • SOC 5000    Nature and History of Sociological Theory
  • SOC 5050    Sociological Theory and Research
  • SOC 5100    Contemporary Theory and Research

One of the following Research Courses: (No Substitutions)

  • CRM 5200    Criminology Research and Statistics
  • SOC 5300    Data Analysis for Social Scientists
  • SOC 5400    Applied Research Methods in Sociology

Five SOC electives and One CRM elective



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,, (610) 519-4482