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.

    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