Sociology is the scientific study of social behavior. An undergraduate major in sociology is designed to increase students’ understanding of factors that determine social relationships and social organization. Sociology is useful to students interested in a wide variety of careers ranging from business and industry to government and human services. The department encourages students to combine their academic programs with future career interests through participation in individually designed internships.Each student majoring in sociology is assigned a faculty advisor to help develop an individual program of study. The student’s academic program reflects specific intellectual interests and contributes to achieving educational and career objectives.
SOC 110 and 12 additional credits. Faculty advisors will provide students with course recommendations for the minor that reflect individual educational and career objectives.
All courses applied to the minor must be taken for a letter grade with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Among the additional credits in sociology, students must take at least two courses at the Foundation or Advanced level. Students must formally declare the minor by completing a Change of Major form.