Q: What courses should be taken during the first year?
The gateway course in Sociology is Introduction to Sociology (SOC 10). Click here to check Sociology course availability.
After taking SOC 10: Introduction to Sociology, students who are interested in exploring the field may take a higher-level course, such as Sociology of Families, Race and American Society, Roots and Routes, or Deviance. Although Introduction to Sociology is not a prerequisite for most of these courses, it is strongly recommended that students take it before enrolling in a higher level course. If a student intends to major or minor in Sociology, SOC 10 is typically followed by SOC 107 (Classical Sociological Theory), or a methods course (SOC 202: Social Research Process; SOC 204: Doing Qualitative Research; SOC 206: Doing Quantitative Research). Any of these courses is a logical second step in the major or minor.
Q: How do I get an advisor in Sociology?
Students select their own major adviser based on their fields of interests and compatibility with the professor. Students may also confer with the chair of the department for help in selecting an adviser.
Q: Where should students or faculty go for more information?
Questions regarding transfer credit, waivers of requirements, or other general information should be directed to the Chair, Professor Patricia Ewick, 415 Jefferson Academic Center.


Revised: 2/2017