Requirements

  • Major and Minor in Sociology & Anthropology

    Majors will complete nine courses in the department, and minors will complete six courses.  A grade of C or better must be earned in all courses counted toward the major. 

    Requirements for the Major:

    At least 9 credits

    • Sociology & Anthropology 110: Introduction to Sociology and Anthropology
    • 2 gateway courses
      • Sociology & Anthropology 210: Principles of Social Organization
      • Sociology & Anthropology 220: Domains of Human Evidence
    • 2 methods courses
      • Sociology & Anthropology 310: Social Research: Quantitative Methods
      • Sociology & Anthropology 320: Social Research: Qualitative Methods
    • 3 additional courses – at least 1 at the 300-level or above
    • Senior Studies Requirement, which may be completed in one of the following ways:
      • Sociology & Anthropology 480: Social Explanation and Theory
      • Senior thesis – Students who want to write a thesis must also take a not-for-credit workshop as a co-requisite.

    Majors planning graduate studies in sociology, anthropology, social service, or social policy are urged to take courses in foreign languages, mathematics, computer science, and statistics.

    The department takes special interest in encouraging senior thesis work leading to the degree with honors in the major.

    Requirements for the Minor:

    At least 6 credits

    • Sociology & Anthropology 110: Introduction to Sociology and Anthropology
    • 1 of the following gateway courses
      • Sociology & Anthropology 210: Principles of Social Organization
      • Sociology & Anthropology 220: Domains of Human Evidence
    • 4 additional courses – at least 1 at the 300-level or above