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The sociology major consists of nine 4-point courses (36 points) completed with a grade of C or better, as follows:
- Introduction to Sociology (SOC-UA 1)
- Sociological Theory (SOC-UA 111)
- Research Methods (SOC-UA 301)
- Statistics for Social Research (SOC-UA 302) or a comparable statistics course with approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
- Senior thesis. One of the following two courses:
- Research Capstone (SOC-UA 940 or 941) - Prerequisite SOC-UA 301 Research Methods or comparable research methods course with approval of Director of Undergraduate Studies.
- Senior Honors Research Seminar (SOC-UA 950) - Prerequisite SOC-UA 301 Research Methods or comparable research methods course with approval of Director of Undergraduate Studies.
- Four SOC-UA electives. Students may substitute up to two social science courses taken in other departments with the submission of the Course Substitution Form and approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
The Sociology Major requires 9 courses, and up to 2 courses may be completed with transfer credits. If you happen to have more than half of the major credits equivalent from transfer courses, you may be able to use them for placement/prerequisite purposes and possibly towards your 128 graduation credits, but they will not be able to count towards your major requirements. For transfer course credits to be considered, a course substitution form and the syllabus of the course being petitioned for credit must be submitted to the Sociology Director of Undergraduate Studies for review. Once a decision is rendered, you will be notified by the Sociology Department via email. No course is guaranteed.
Of the nine courses required for the major, transfer students must take at least seven (28 points) in the College of Arts and Science.