Program Requirements

Hours: 43

Major Courses – 16 hours

SOC 103Our Social World (3) S/CS

SOC 370Sociological Theories (3) S

SOC 375Social Research I (4)

SOC 400Senior Thesis (3)

MTH 174Statistics I (3) MA/CMA


MTH 176Stats I With SPSS (3) MA/CMA

Specialized Cognate Courses–12 hours:  Take 1 course in each of the following areas

Micro Sociology

SOC 208Social Psychology (3) S

CRM 407Law & Society (3) LAS

Social Institutions

SOC 216Sociology of the Family (3) S

SOC 220Childhood and Society (3) S

Deviance and Law

SOC 289Women's Issues & the Law (3) S

CRM 218Victimology (3) LAS

CRM 293Juvenile Delinquency (3) LAS

CRM 407Law & Society (3) LAS


Any 200/300 Level CRM course

Social Inequality

SOC 202Race, Class, Gender (3) S

Electives Courses--15 credits:  Choose 5 courses from below or any other SOC course (may include any GST coded courses)

SOC 204Cultural Anthropology (3) S

SOC 208Social Psychology (3) S

SOC 216Sociology of the Family (3) S

SOC 220Childhood and Society (3) S

SOC 289Women's Issues & the Law (3) S

SOC 302Social Perspectives on Motherhood (3) S

SOC 373Sociology of Globalization (3)

CRM 407Law & Society (3) LAS

PSY 225Human Sexuality (3) S

SWK 223Social Policies and Issues (3) S

IDS 212Domestic Violence (3) IDS

COM 210Mass Media & Contemporary Culture (3) LAS

IDS 240Disability, Culture & Equity (3) IDS

RPS 502Family & Community Systems (3)

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the sociology major will be able to:

  • demonstrate the acquisition of the sociological perspective.
  • demonstrate the ability to critically examine social institutions.
  • apply the scientific research process to sociological topics.

***Effective July 1, 2014, the College of Mount St. Joseph became Mount St. Joseph University. Any reference within the catalog to the College will be understood to be a reference to Mount St. Joseph University after July 1, 2014, unless otherwise noted.***