The major prepares students for graduate work in sociology as well as in other disciplines; for professional schools (law, business, social work, journalism, urban planning); and for all occupations requiring general knowledge of society and social interaction as well as basic skills of social research.
A minimum of 10 courses is required for the major, including:
The department strongly recommends that Sociology majors take SOCI W 3020 (Social Statistics) or SOCI BC 3211 (Quantitative Methods) to fulfill their GER in Quantitative & Deductive Reasoning.
Five courses are required for the minor in Sociology, including SOCI BC 1003 or SOCI W 1000 and four courses to be selected in consultation with the Sociology adviser.
There are no special admissions requirements or procedures for students interested in becoming a sociology major. Students (majors and non-majors) are encouraged to consult with members of the department regarding their choice and sequence of courses.