Sociology is the knowledge of human social activity — including the study of crime, law, gender, culture, and race and ethnic relations. This multifaceted social science will offer you the opportunity to explore a wide range of topics and consider their relation to the development of society and culture.

As a sociology major, you will receive a rigorous sociological training while choosing to focus on one or more of three sub-concentrations:

Our department gives course credits, in the form of Sociology electives, for any internship that includes an educational component. Many students combine the Sociology major with one of the many minors and certificate programs offered by the university. 

Students not interested in any of these fields can major in General Sociology by passing the core requirements and taking courses from any of the tracks to fulfill the necessary number of credits for the major.


Academic Requirements

  • 12 sociology courses, six of them specifically required.
  • 2.0 GPA overall and a 3.0 GPA in sociology courses.

* Special exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.