Department of Sociology

Courses

Required Courses:

A student may major in Sociology by successfully completing 39 hours in the Sociology major

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR IN SOCIOLOGY

I. Sociological Foundations

Required Core (9 hours) 
SOC 101                 Introduction to Sociology 
             AND 3 HOURS FROM: 
SOC 102                 Cultural Anthropology 
SOC 103                 Social Problems 
SOC 156                 Men in Society 
             AND
SOC 294                 Principles of Sociology 

Lower Level Electives (3 hours) 
SOC 215                 Criminology 
SOC 255                 The Family 
SOC 259                 Women in Society 

II. Tools and Intermediate Applications

Required Core (12 Hours)
SOC 301                 Statistics
SOC 302                 Social Research Methods
SOC 307                 History of Social Thought
SOC 407                 Contemporary Sociological Theory


Upper Level Electives (6 Hours)
SOC 305                 Urban and Community Sociology
SOC 316                 Corrections
SOC 317                 The Police and Law Enforcement
SOC 322                 Social Inequality
SOC 331                 Working a Changing Society
SOC 355                 Sexuality and Sexual Expression
SOC 360                 Pan-African as Cross Cultural Dialogue*
SOC 361                 African and African Diaspora Families*
SOC 414                 Political Sociology
SOC 415                 Juvenile Delinquency
SOC 416                 Law and Society
SOC 422                 Race and Ethnic Relations
SOC 455                 The African American Family

*Courses designated for the Morehouse Pan-African Global Experience (MPAGE)

III. Advanced Applications

Required Core (3 Hours) 

SOC 340                 Medical Sociology
SOC 341                 The Life Cycle and Aging
SOC 356                 Demography, Ecology and the Environment 
SOC 403                 Survey Research and Data Analysis 
SOC 460                 Sustainability and Development*
*Courses designated for the Morehouse Pan-African Global Experience (MPAGE) 

IV. Capstone Course

Required Core (6 hours) 
SOC 495                                   Seminar in Sociology
AND 3 HOURS FROM: 
SOC 492                 Criminal Justice Internship
SOC 493                 Criminal Justice Internship
SOC 496                 Directed Studies/Mentored Research
SOC 498                 Internship/Fieldwork in Sociology
SOC 499                 Internship/Fieldwork in Sociology
*Students desiring departmental honors recognition must register for SOC 497

TOTAL 39 Hours

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR IN SOCIOLOGY

A student may minor in Sociology by successfully completing 21 hours in the Sociology minor

Required Core (9 hours) 
SOC 101                 Introduction to Sociology
OR
Any Social Science Course 
AND
SOC 294                 Principles of Sociology
AND                          
SOC 302                 Social Research Methods
OR
SOC 307                 Social Thought 

Designated Electives (6 hours)
SOC 102                 Cultural Anthropology
SOC 103                 Social Problems
SOC 156                 Men in Society
SOC 259                 Women in Society
SOC 316                 Corrections
SOC 331                 Working a Changing Society
SOC 416                 Law and Society
SOC 422                 Race and Ethnic Relations

Free Electives (6 Hours)

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Total 21 Hours 

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR IN SOCIOLOGY

A student may minor in Criminal Justice by successfully completing 18 hours in the Criminal Justice minor

Required Core (9 hours) 
SOC 215                 Criminology
SOC 316                 Corrections
SOC 416                 Law and Society
OR

PSC 350                 Race and the Law 

Designated Electives (6 hours)
SOC 301                 Statistics
SOC 317                 The Police and Law Enforcement
SOC 415                 Juvenile Delinquency
SOC 492                 Criminal Justice Internship

Total 18 Hours