Sociology Major

Students must also complete the Undergraduate Registration Requirement and the degree requirements of their home school.

Course Title
Department Courses (12 units)
2 sociology courses at the 100 or 200 level 1
3 courses in the methods of sociological research:
Sociological Analysis (recommended to be taken by sophomore year)
Analysis and Interpretation of Social Data
Field Research and Methods of Data Collection
1 course in sociological theory
Sociological Theory
6 sociology courses at the 300 level 2
Related Courses (4 units)
4 related courses 3

Honors in Sociology

Majors with strong academic records and an interest in pursuing honors should enroll in both quarters of Senior Research Seminar (SOCIOL 398-1 and SOCIOL 398-2). All sociology majors are eligible to enroll in this sequence of courses and are encouraged to write a thesis. Both courses may count toward the requirements for the major.

Students whose theses and grades meet department criteria are recommended to the college for graduation with honors. For more information consult the department website and/or the director of undergraduate studies and see Honors in the Major.