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 department not only helped me discover the field I want to spend the rest of my life in, but also helped me discover ways to combine it into my other interests. As a double major in public health and sociology, the department has been more than helpful in finding several different pathways I originally didn’t know existed. From studying the way large scale health risks effect population interaction to uncovering basic medical sociological ideals, UE’s sociology department has been a true encouragement and voice of guidance in pursuing my life goals, all while keeping classes informative, interactive, and fun." Phillip Smith - Class of 2016 - Public Health and Sociology - Huntingburg, IN

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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