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Sociology majors study human relationships, society, cultural norms and values, along with research methods to develop an objective view on social relationships that leads to a deeper understanding of current social problems.

Graduates of our program are prepared for graduate school or positions in:

  • Criminal justice
  • Business
  • Human services
  • Government
  • University administration
  • Social work

20% of our sociology graduates attend graduate school, 50% are employed in social services and criminal justice, and 30% are employed in other fields.

 

Quick Info

  • Small class sizes
  • Dedicated faculty with “real-world” experience
  • Flexible major that works well as a double major with many others
  • Preparation for graduate school or career positions
  • Intriguing courses for the intellectually curious and the practically minded student
  • Opportunities for independent study and field experience

Click to view course requirements for the Sociology.

Minimum at Elms College: 9 credits/Minimum GPA: 2.0

Required Courses (33 credits)

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
SOC 1001SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 3005SOC 305Social Research3
Nine electives (27 credits) selected from sociology course offerings, balancing courses at the 2000 (formerly 200) and 3000 (formerly 300) levels

Click to view course requirements for the minor in Sociology minor.

Minimum at Elms College: 9 credits/Minimum GPA: 2.0

Minor Requirements (18 credits)

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
SOC 1001SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3
Five electives (15 credits) selected from sociology course offerings, balancing courses at the 2000 (formerly 200) and 3000 (formerly 300) levels3