Undergraduate Major

Thinking About a Sociology Major?

Here is one educator’s view on the value of a sociology background for the real world: Huffington Post Blog, Daniel Little, Why a Sociology Major?

About the Sociology Major

Students in the College of Letters and Science declare a major course of study sometime during their sophomore year. The student who declares a major in Sociology takes 30 credits in sociology before graduation. This is usually 10 courses.

A Sociology major can take a broad range of courses or develop a specialization in areas such as social inequality, law and society, the sociology of gender or urban sociology. You can design your major to prepare you for understanding society as a citizen, for a particular occupation, or for graduate school in sociology, social work, law or any number of other related fields.