General Sociology Programs
Sociologists study how behavior is influenced by our social environment, including the informal groups and large social organizations to which we belong. Students seeking to explore and learn about society and human behavior will find the opportunity to challenge themselves and sharpen their analytical and theoretical skills in UE's general sociology programs. These programs require mastering a broad range of analytics and theoretical skills, and are designed for students who seek a learning environment that will challenge them to make the most of their abilities.
- The sociology major prepares students for a wide range of occupations in research, applied sociology, social work, criminal justice, law, social planning, business, and counseling and health care management.
- More than 60% of sociology students double major. Popular pairings include psychology, criminal justice, communication, history, and public health.
- Sociology majors scored in the 98th percentile on the 2018 Sociology Major Field Test.
- The sociology minor is 18 credits, including SOC 105, SOC 230, and four additional sociology courses.
"Truly the greatest part of the Sociology program is the faculty. They are always engaged with their students and go above and beyond when help a student. The faculty are always passionate about the subjects they teach; which rubs off on the students making every class fun, upbeat, and engaging." Nathan Zinselmeyer - Class of 2016 - Sociology - St. Louis, MO
General Sociology Specialization Course Requirements
- ANTH 207 - Cultural Anthropology
- SOC 105 - Introduction to Sociology
- SOC 201 - Professional Development in Sociology
- SOC 210 - Deviance and Crime
- SOC 230 - Social Problems in the Modern World
- SOC 243 - Social Research Methods
- SOC 327 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment
- SOC 344 - Introduction to Behavioral Statistics
- SOC 390 - Principles of Sociological Theory
- SOC 438 - Race and Ethnic Relations
- SOC 450 - Senior Seminar in Sociology
- Plus four additional 300- or 400-level Sociology courses