The Department of Sociology offers a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Minor in Sociology. The Department of Sociology does not offer a graduate program in Sociology or Social Work.
Declaring the Sociology Major
In order to declare the major, a student must (1) have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher and (2) have completed a course in Sociology with a minimum grade of C- posted on the transcript. These criteria do not apply to the Sociology minor.
Why Major or Minor in Sociology?
Sociology provides an excellent preparation for a wide range of careers. Sociology majors and minors are employed in national, state, and local government (including research, public administration, personnel, and planning), in human services and social advocacy (including alcohol and drug rehabilitation, health agency administration, counseling, recreation, senior services, social welfare, vocational, and rehabilitation counseling); and in business (including organizational management, human relations, union organization, industrial relations, communication consulting, public relations, and marketing).
Sociology constitutes valuable course work in preparation for graduate study in law, business, and a variety of human services professions, as well as doctoral programs in sociology and related academic fields. Before graduation, sociology majors can establish internships that lead to valuable professional contacts and provide practical experience in pursuing these and additional career paths.
Should I Double Major in Sociology?
A double major in Sociology is an advantageous career choice and with planning is achievable within four years. A major in Sociology requires 43 units. GE courses in Sociology can “double count” toward the major and GE. Students pursuing a double major must declare their majors in both departments and are advised separately for each major.