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Requirements

Major and Minor in Sociology & Anthropology

Majors will complete nine courses in the department, and minors will complete six courses. Courses taken Pass-Fail may not count towards the major in Sociology and Anthropology. Students must earn a minimum grade of C in all courses used to fulfill the major or minor requirements. For minors only, SOAN courses taken pass-fail may be used toward the minor; however, any such courses must carry an assigned grade of at least a C, even if listed as Pass on the transcript.

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, excluding internships
  • Senior Studies Requirement, which may be completed in one of the following ways:
    • Sociology & Anthropology 480: Social Explanation and Theory
    • Senior thesis – Students who wish to write a thesis must begin the process in their junior spring. Click  here for complete thesis guidelines

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, excluding internships