Sociology Major

  • Program Prerequisite: Not required for the Sociology major. Sociology Teaching majors must meet the Teacher Education admission and licensure requirements (see Teacher Education Department).
  • Minor: Required
  • Grade Requirements: A minimum grade of "C" in courses counted toward the major (a grade of "C-" is not acceptable). Also refer to the general grade requirements.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours is required for graduation, of which 40 must be upper division credit hours (courses numbered 3000 and above). A minimum of 36 Sociology credit hours are required for the major.
  • Transfer students who are majoring in Sociology can transfer up to 18 hours from an acceptable Sociology program. Only 9 of the transferred hours can be lower division.

Advisement

Sociology majors are assigned to a faculty advisor and are encouraged to meet with that advisor annually for course and program advisement. Call 801-626-6241 for additional information. Teaching majors are encouraged to also consult with advisors in the Jerry and Vickie Moyes College of Education (call 801-626-6269). 

Admission Requirements

Declare your program of study ( see Enrollment Services and Information). There are no special admission or application requirements for the Sociology major. Teaching majors must meet the Teacher Education admission and licensure requirements (see Department of Teacher Education)(Also refer to the Department Advisor Referral List.)

General Education

Refer  to Degree and General Education Requirements for Bachelor of Science requirements. The following course will fulfill General Education, Diversity and program requirements: SOC 1010.

Major Course Requirements for BS Degree

Required Program Courses (18 credit hours)

  • SOC 1010 SS/DV Introduction to Sociology (3)

  • SOC 3030 Classical Sociological Theory (3)

  • SOC 3600 Social Statistics (3)

  • SOC 3660 Sociological Research (3)

  • SOC 4030 Contemporary Sociological Theory (3)

  • SOC 4900 Senior Capstone Course (3)

Sociology Electives (select 6 courses, 18 credit hours, only one of which can be lower division)

  • SOC 1020 SS/DV Social Problems (3)
  • SOC 2810 Experimental Course Offerings (2-3)
  • SOC 2920 Short Courses, Workshops, Institutes, and Special Programs (1-3)
  • SOC 3000 Self and Society (3)

  • SOC 3010 Social Inequality (3)

  • SOC 3110 Sociology of Family (3)

  • SOC 3130 Sociology of Gender (3)

  • SOC 3250 Deviance and Social Control (3)

  • SOC 3260 Juvenile Delinquency (3)

  • SOC 3270 Criminology  (3)

  • SOC 3300 Environment and Society (3)

  • SOC 3400 Social Change (3)

  • SOC 3410 Sociology of Religion (3)

  • SOC 3420 Sociology of Education (3)

  • SOC 3430 Medicine and Healthcare in Society (3)

  • SOC 3540 Small Groups and Leadership (3)

  • SOC 3550 Organizations in Society (3)

  • SOC 3840 Cities and Urban Life (3)

  • SOC 3850 Race & Ethnicity (3)

  • SOC 4220 Life in a Consumer Society (3) 

  • SOC 4270 Sociology of Law (3)

  • SOC 4410 Sociology of Globalization (3)

  • SOC 4550 Sociology of Work (3)
  • SOC 4810 Experimental Course Offerings (2-3)
  • SOC 4830 Readings and/or Projects (1-3)

  • SOC 4890 Internship (1-6)
     
  • SOC 4920 Short Courses, Workshops, Institutes, and Special Programs (1-3)
  • SOC 4990 Seminar in Sociology (3)

Deviance and Criminology Emphasis

If a student desires to have an emphasis of deviance and criminology within the sociology major, the student must take three courses (9 elective credit hours) from the following courses:
  • SOC 3250 Deviance and Social Control (3)

  • SOC 3260 Juvenile Delinquency (3)

  • SOC 3270 Criminology  (3)

  • SOC 4270 Sociology of Law (3)

Sociology Teaching Majors are also required to take SOC 3420, HIST 4500, and COMM 1020 in addition to the courses required by the Teacher Education Program.

Suggested Course Sequence

The following suggested course sequence is provided to assist students in planning their schedules. Use this only as a guideline and be sure to consult with an advisor.

Freshman Fall

Freshman Spring

SOC SS/DV1010 3 SOC SS/DV1020 or SS1030 3
 

Sophomore Fall

Sophomore Spring

SOC 3030 3 SOC 3660 3
Select SOC Elective 3 Select SOC Elective 3
 

Junior Fall

Junior Spring

SOC 3600 3 Select SOC Elective 3
Select SOC Elective 3 Select SOC Elective 3
 

Senior Fall

Senior Spring

SOC 4030 3 SOC 4900 3
Select SOC Elective 3  

 

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