Students majoring in Sociology gain understanding of the ways individuals are affected by each other and the groups to which they belong. They explore the importance of race, class, gender, sexuality, religion and age in the workings of society as well as the possibility of social change. Sociological knowledge, research and analytical skills are applied in a variety of business, social service, and other organizational settings.
The major consists of 42 credits, to include:
Sociology Major Requirements
Social Science Interdisciplinary
Social Science Interdisciplinary Sequence (12 credits):
Students seeking to become certified social workers may choose a concentration in Human Services in addition to their Sociology major. Completion of this concentration enables students to take the bachelor-level social work exam in Wisconsin. Passing this exam earns the credential “Certified Social Worker” and allows employment as a social worker in Wisconsin. To qualify for this exam, students must earn minimum grades of C within the Human Service concentration and a minimum GPA of 2.5 within the Sociology major.
The department may accept a maximum of 12 transfer credits in state-approved Human Services or Social Work courses. All transfer credits are subject to the approval of the Department of Safety and Professional Services.