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Majors and Minors

Students must complete 11 courses in sociology, one of which is one credit, with grades of C or better in each course. At least two courses above the core must be at the 300/400 level. Transfer students majoring in sociology must complete at least five courses in sociology at Salisbury University. Download the Checklist - PDF Format - from the Checklists site.

1. Complete the following four core courses:
SOCI 321 Social Research 4
SOCI 421 Theory I, Foundations of Sociological Theory 4
SOCI 422 Theory II, Contemporary Sociological Theory 4
SOCI 429 Senior Experience* 1
*related to topical area of student interest
2. The Diversity Requirement** – one course
Select one course from the following:
SOCI 201 Social Problems 4
SOCI 250 Race Relations in Global Perspective 4
SOCI 304 Social Inequality 4
SOCI 314 Sociology of Gender 4
SOCI 331 Racial and Cultural Minorities 4
SOCI 339 Immigration 4
SOCI 361 Aging and Society 4
SOCI 363 Women and Development 4
**May not also be used as a sociology elective
3. Select 6 courses of sociology electives

General Information:
300/400-Level Courses

Although there are no prerequisites for many sociology courses, students are advised that 300/400-level courses are basically designed for juniors and seniors.

Curriculum Guide: Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

The following is a sample sequence of courses for freshmen students majoring in sociology. Information regarding course requirements and sequence beyond the freshman year is available upon request from the Sociology Department. Students should consult regularly with their advisors when developing their individual program plans and selecting courses.

FRESHMAN YEAR – Fall Semester
ENGL 103 Composition 4
HIST 101 World Civilizations 4
PHEC 106 Personalized Health/Fitness 3
Group IIIB Social Science Elective 4
Spring Semester
Literature Elective – ENGL or Modern Languages 4
HIST 102 World Civilizations 4
Sociology Lower Level Elective (101 or 201) 4
Group IVB Science Elective 3-4


Students can choose to minor in the following:
Conflict Resolution & Peace Studies
Ethnic and Intercultural Studies

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