In addition to meeting general degree requirements, all sociology majors must must complete one of the following concentrations (41–46 credits):

  1. Sociology (self-design)
  2. Health Advocacy and Social Work
  3. Local and Global Communities and Social Change
  4. Education and Society

  Concentration 1: Sociology (41–44 credits; self-design)

  1. SOC 1500/Introduction to Sociology: 3 credits
  2. SOC 3015/ProSeminar in Sociology: 1 credit [FALL only]
  3. SOC 3405/Research Methods: 4 credits [FALL JR only]
  4. SOC 3850/Sociological Theory: 4 credits [FALL JR only]
  5. At least four sociology electives, chosen from Group A, B, and C (at least one in each group): 13–16 credits
  6. One internship, study-abroad opportunity, or community-action independent study, chosen in consultation with the faculty advisor: 4 credits
  7. SOC 3885/Sociology Junior Seminar: 4 credits [SPR JR only]
  8. SOC 4990/Senior Project I: 4 credits
  9. SOC 4991/Senior Project II: 4 credits

  Concentration 2: Health Advocacy and Social Work (46–47 credits)

  1. SOC 1500/Introduction to Sociology: 3 credits
  2. SOC 3015/ProSeminar in Sociology: 1 credit [FALL only]
  3. SOC 3405/Research Methods: 4 credits [FALL JR only]
  4. SOC 3850/Sociological Theory: 4 credits [FALL JR only]
  5. One internship*, study-abroad opportunity, or community-action independent study, chosen in consultation with the faculty advisor: 4 credits
  6. SOC 3885/Sociology Junior Seminar: 4 credits [SPR JR only]
  7. SOC 4990/Senior Project I: 4 credits
  8. SOC 4991/Senior Project II: 4 credits
  9. Three courses from the following list (12 credits):

  10. Two of the following courses (6–7 credits):
    SOC 2020/Human Sexuality
    SOC 2140/Race and Ethnicity
    SOC 2210/Sociology of Gender
    SOC 3441/Class, Power, Privilege
    SOC 3455/Conflict Management and Mediation
    SOC 3585/Communities, Ethnicities, and Exclusion

*For students considering graduate school in social work, two internships in human services locations are recommended. Advisors can assist with course planning for a career in social work.

  Concentration 3: Local and Global Communities & Social Change (41–43 credits)

  1. SOC 1500/Introduction to Sociology: 3 credits
  2. SOC 3015/ProSeminar in Sociology: 1 credit [FALL only]
  3. SOC 3405/Research Methods: 4 credits [FALL JR only]
  4. SOC 3850/Sociological Theory: 4 credits [FALL JR only]
  5. One internship, study-abroad opportunity, or community-action independent study, chosen in consultation with the faculty advisor: 4 credits
  6. SOC 3885/Sociology Junior Seminar: 4 credits [SPR JR only]
  7. SOC 4990/Senior Project I: 4 credits
  8. SOC 4991/Senior Project II: 4 credits
  9. Three of the following courses (10-12 credits):

  10. One of the following courses (3 credits):
    SOC 2140/Race and Ethnicity
    SOC 2210/Sociology of Gender
    SOC 3441/Class, Power, Privilege
    SOC 4025/Critical Race Theory

  Concentration 4: Education and Society (45–47 credits)

  1. SOC 1500/Introduction to Sociology: 3 credits
  2. SOC 3015/ProSeminar in Sociology: 1 credit [FALL only]
  3. SOC 3405/Research Methods: 4 credits [FALL JR only]
  4. SOC 3850/Sociological Theory: 4 credits [FALL JR only]
  5. One internship, study-abroad opportunity, or community-action independent study, chosen in consultation with the faculty advisor: 4 credits
  6. SOC 3885/Sociology Junior Seminar: 4 credits [SPR JR only]
  7. SOC 4990/Senior Project I: 4 credits
  8. SOC 4991/Senior Project II: 4 credits
  9. Three courses from the following list (11–12 credits):

  10. Two of the following courses (6–7 credits):
    SOC 2140/Race and Ethnicity
    SOC 2210/Sociology of Gender
    SOC 3441/Class, Power, Privilege
    SOC 4025/Critical Race Theory
    HIS 3466/To Enjoy Our Freedom: African American History Since 1865   or HIS 3635/Race, Ethnicity, and Identity in the U.S

Note: An additional writing course is recommended for students in Concentration 4.

Refer to The Senior Project for additional information.