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Major in Sociology

The major consists of a minimum of 36 credit hours of Sociology coursework. View all course descriptions here.

Required Core Courses (12 hrs)

- SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology (3 hrs)
- SYA 3110 Classical Theory (3 hrs)
- SYA 3300 Research Methods* (3 hrs)
- SYA 4935 Senior Seminar(3 hrs)  

* ISS STA 2122 Social Science Statistics (3 hrs) is a pre-requisite requirement for research methods.


Electives (24 hrs)

Any Sociology course except the required courses fulfill elective course requirements.

Academic Advising

Majors are strongly encouraged to visit our Departmental academic advisor to plan their courses. Academic advisors can help you:

- choose a major
- transfer credits from other schools
- answer questions about electives, requirements and prerequisites
- select the right courses
- help clarify your career and life goals
- explain department policies and procedures

Minor in Sociology

Request Minor

Need to declare a minor in Sociology? Please use this form.

The minor consists of a minimum of 18 credit hours in Sociology, at least 12 of which must be USF credits. View all course descriptions here.

Required Core Courses (6 hrs)

- SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology
- SYA 3110 Classical Theory

Electives (12 hrs)

No more than three hours of SYA 4910 Individual Research, may count toward the 18 hour minimum. Only courses in which a grade of "C-" or better is attained will count toward the minimum hours.

Special note

While students are not required to declare a Sociology minor until application for graduation, they are encouraged to plan their courses and career goals.

Advising

While it is not required that Sociology minors see an Academic Advisor, they are welcome to make an appointment if they have questions about which sociology courses might best contribute to their future career plans.