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Division of Social Sciences

Office location

Gooding Building, Room 106

Telephone number

(904) 256-7210

Sociology is the systematic study and explanation of the full range of social relations, encompassing a consideration of intimate, as well as impersonal, institutional, and societal relations. The critical-analytical skills and knowledge acquired in sociology courses can inform, empower and enrich everyone’s participation in their everyday lives. Sociology majors, whether pursuing a BA or BS degree, receive preparation for graduate studies and professional schools, as well as for a broad range of careers in education, social research in the public or private sector, social services, family counseling, gerontology and criminal justice. Along with regular courses, and those offered on special topics of current interest, a variety of internships are available in social services, counseling and criminal justice.

Please note: The requirements below apply to the current catalog year. Students should always confirm requirements for their Catalog Year with their academic advisor.

Major Requirements (33)

  • SOC 203: Introductory Sociology (3)
  • SOC 211: Quantitative Mehtods for the Social Sciences (as required) (3)
  • SOC 420: Methods of Social Research (3)
  • SOC 450: Sociological Theory (3)
  • SOC xxx: Additional 18 credit hours of Sociology courses
  • XXX xxx: Any speech intensive (SI) course (3)

Minor Requirements (15)

  • SOC 203: Introductory Sociology (3)
  • SOC xxx: Additional 12 credits of Sociology courses, no more than 3 credit hours in either SOC 488 or SOC 490