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 97th percentile on the 2014 Sociology Major Field Test.
  • The sociology minor is 18 credits, including SOC 105, SOC 230, and four additional sociology courses.
"The professors in the program made it awesome. Not only did they go above and beyond to teach me about sociology, they also taught me about myself. The professors challenged me, nurtured me, and encouraged me to help make my experience at UE a successful one. I loved getting close to my classmates and my professors. Each day I felt like I was going to see family members rather than strangers. The bond between my classmates and professors turned learning into an adventure and made me feel comfortable to be myself. It was not until I started grad school that I realized not everyone is blessed with the opportunity to have this close bond, and I am extremely grateful that I chose a program that gave me the opportunity to gain a new family." Chelsea Clifton ‘14 - Sociology

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 235- 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

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