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Courses for a Degree in Sociology

Sociology is the study of human society such as relationships, culture, and the way that people talk and work together.

For this major you’ll take lots of sociology classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career as a sociologist.

Here are some of the courses you might take to earn a degree in sociology:

Sociology Courses:

  • Elements of Sociology
  • Comparative Societies
  • Self and Society
  • Principles of Social Problems
  • Introduction to Social Research
  • American Society
  • Family Sociology
  • Women in Society
  • Social Inequality
  • Health, Gender, and Society
  • Urban Sociology
  • Women and Work
  • Sociology of the Economy
  • Collective Behavior
  • Social Conflict
  • Dispute Settlement
  • Sociology of Violence

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology