Sociology Major: Standard Program

Program Requirements

All standard majors require a minor in a second discipline or a second major.

A minimum of 39 credits is required including:

SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 225Self and Society3
SOC 302Sociological Theory3
SOC 310Qualitative Research Methods3
SOC 380Social Inequalities3
SOC 498Capstone3
One of the following:3
Statistics and Data Analysis
Quantitative Research Methods
Select six of the following:14-24
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Environmental Sociology
Social Problems
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Contemporary Sociological Theory
The Familly
Medical Sociology
Cultural Studies
Social Movements
Law Enforcement
Juvenile Deliquency
Drugs and Society
Special Topics
Internship in Sociology
Independent Study
Total Credits35-45

Capstone Course Requirement

The following courses in the Sociology Major fulfill the capstone course requirement: SOC 498 CAPSTONE or SOC 492 Independent Study , or SOC 399 Internship in Sociology (Criminal Justice Emphasis) with instructor approval.

Graduation Requirements

Undergraduate programs require a minimum of 120 semester credits for graduation.  Of those 120 credits, 40 credits must be in upper-division courses (those marked 300 and above).  Fifteen of these 40 upper-division credits must be earned in courses that are part of the standard or comprehensive major program being pursued. 

Students are expected to review all graduation requirements, which can be found in the Western Undergraduate Catalog: Graduation Requirements