The sociology major may be combined with minors or second majors in just about any discipline. Some sociology majors are also part of the Honors Program. Sociology majors often choose to study abroad, where they may take up to 6 credit hours toward their sociology degree. Opportunities for internships are available for upper-level majors in a variety of community organizations.
The sociology major offers both structure and flexibility. Students must take 15 credit hours of core subjects that emphasize methods, theory, and issues in the discipline. In addition, each student maps out a program of study that will satisfy the department’s requirements and provide the foundation for the student’s career aspirations.
Because students’ individual needs vary, the following represents only one possible way of completing the sociology major in four years. For example, we work closely with students who study abroad to make sure they can fulfill the requirements for the major in a timely fashion.
FRESHMAN – FALL SEMESTER
FRESHMAN – SPRING SEMESTER
Exposition & Argumentation
Introduction to Sociology
Beginning Language I
Beginning Language II
SOPHOMORE – FALL SEMESTER
SOPHOMORE – SPRING SEMESTER
Intermediate Language I
Intermediate Language II
Block III—Science (with Lab)
JUNIOR – FALL SEMESTER
JUNIOR – SPRING SEMESTER
Quantitative Social Research
Qualitative Social Research
SENIOR – FALL SEMESTER
SENIOR – SPRING SEMESTER
* Actual programs vary depending upon college entrance exam scores in English, mathematics, and language. They also differ depending upon whether students engage in Internships or Study Abroad programs. ** The term “Block” denotes “general education” (or “distribution”) requirements.
A student wishing to declare sociology as a major must:
Consult with the sociology department; and
Do EITHER a. or b.
Earn a grade of C or better in Soc 1033 (or a B in the equivalent course at another university); and earn grades no lower than C in Engl 1033 and Math 1083 at TU, with at least one of these grades being a B or better (or earn B’s in writing and math courses at another university; or earn credit for these or higher courses through AP/IB credits).
Or obtain permission from the sociology department
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