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.
"The UE sociology program is awesome for a variety of reason. As a junior, I've taken a good amount of courses, but I always find myself attracted to the sociology ones most. The material is applicable to daily life and always interesting. With that, the professors honestly care about your success and are enthusiastic educators. When asked why I love being a Sociology major at UE I tell people about the unique experiences and knowledge that I'm gaining. The classroom environment is always welcoming and prompts real learning, not simply memorizing the material. The intimate class sizes enables me to get to know my peers and professors, and I'm always comfortable meeting with my professors to discuss class or my future. There are a wide range of course offered in Sociology, and this may be what I love the most. The ability to take environmental, sexuality, and research courses in sociology provides an array of opportunities for me to engage myself in." Elizabeth Long - Class of 2016 - Psychology and Sociology - Mechanicsburg, OH

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

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