Program Checklist

  • Students entering the program during the 2016-2017 year should click here for a checklist of courses for the B.S. in Sociology.
  • Students entering the program during the 2015-2016 year should click here for a checklist of courses for the B.S. in Sociology.
  • Students entering the program during the 2014-2015 year should click here for a checklist of courses for the B.S. in Sociology.
  • Students entering the program during the 2012-2013 year should click here for a checklist of courses for the B.S. in Sociology.
  • Students entering the program during 2011-2012 year should click here for a checklist of courses for a B.S. in Sociology

Declaration Requirements

Students must have cumulative GPA (including all transfer credit) of 2.0 at the time of the request to declare the major.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students completing the B.S. degree with a major in Sociology should:
  • Be able to communicate (orally and in writing) how sociology contributes to an understanding of social reality.
  • Understand theoretical and methodological approaches to description and interpretation.
  • Understand basic concepts, perspectives, and their interpretive applications.
  • Understand the reciprocal relationship between the individual and society.
  • Understand the diversity of American society.
  • Demonstrate an ability to think critically.  

Undergraduate Certificates in Sociology

Several certificates of specialization are available to Sociology majors and minors. Non-Sociology majors who complete a certificate program will also be awarded a minor in sociology. Each certificate requires 15 hours in specific courses. SOCI 1101 is required of all the certificates. Courses taken to receive a certificate also count toward the sociology major and toward additional certificates. Click here for the certificate programs and the courses that can be taken to fulfill the requirements.

Minor in Sociology

Minimum of 15 hours. Select 12-15 hours of Upper level sociology courses as well as SOCI 1101 (3 hours - mandatory).

Minor in Women's Studies

Select five courses from three different areas of study. A list of approved courses can be obtained from the coordinator of the program. For more information, please view the Women's Studies page.

Extra-curricular activities

Several student-run organizations are available for undergraduates who wish to become involved. We currently host the Sociological Collective and the Alpha Kappa Delta honor society.

Famous Sociologists

  • Rev. Ralph David Abernathy
  • Saul Alinsky, father of community organizing
  • Dan Aykroyd, actor (The Blues Brothers)
  • Emily Balch, 1946 Nobel Peace Prize winner (social worker and social reformer)
  • Richard Barajas, Chief Justice, Texas Supreme Court
  • Saul Bellow, novelist
  • Shirley Chisholm, former Congresswoman from New York
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson
  • Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Barbara Mikulski, US Senator from Maryland
  • Kalpen Suresh Modi, White House Liaison for Arts and Humanities
  • Alonzo Mourning, Jr., basketball player
  • Michelle Obama, lawyer and First Lady of the United States
  • Francis Perkins, social reformer and former Secretary of Labor
  • Regis Philbin, TV host
  • Ahmad Rashad, sportscaster
  • Ronald Reagan, US President (double major in sociology and economics)
  • Maxine Waters, Congresswoman from Louisiana
  • Roy Wilkins, former head of the NAACP