Core Curriculum Requirement
All students must take SOC 101 to fulfill the core curriculum requirement.
Requirements for Sociology Major
All majors must complete 30 credits, including a twelve credit core departmental requirement and have the opportunity to focus on one of four concentrations presented below. The core consists of SOC 304, Globalization and Inequality; SOC 307, Survey Research; SOC 324, Sociological Theories; and SOC 416, Seminar in Sociology. Students will choose courses in their area of concentration after consultation with a departmental advisor. Students should take SOC 304 during their sophomore year, SOC 324 during their junior year, SOC 307 during the Fall semester of senior year, and SOC 416 during Spring semester of senior year. The department also requires that students take MATH 211 (Elementary Statistics) or PSYC 205 (Statistics). Majors must maintain a grade of at least 2.0 in sociology courses.
Recommended for students interested in research in sociology, teaching, law, business administration (personnel, sales), public administration, urban planning, and related fields. SOC 301, Social Problems, and SOC 399, Sociology of Gender, are required. In addition, the following courses are recommended: SOC 305, Urban Sociology; SOC 302, Race and Ethnicity; SOC 306, The Family; SOC 317, Sociology of Drugs; SOC 301, Social Problems; SOC 310, Sociology of Deviance; and SOC 465, Research in Sociology.
Criminology and Justice
Recommended for students interested in pursuing careers in the legal profession, crime analysis, law enforcement, probation and parole, and related areas of the system of criminal justice. SOC 309, Criminology; SOC 361, Foundations of Justice, and SOC 364, Criminal Law and Society, are required for this concentration. Elective courses that are applicable include SOC 302, Race and Ethnicity; SOC 305 Urban Sociology; SOC 308, Juvenile Delinquency; SOC 310, Sociology of Deviance; and SOC 345, New York City Ethnic Communities. SOC 362, Organized Crime; SOC 363, Prisons and Probation; SOC 365, Police and Society; and SOC 366, White Collar Crime; Students also are strongly encouraged to do an internship in this area of concentration.
Education and Society
Recommended for students interested in teaching and other careers related to education. SOC 302, Race and Ethnicity; SOC 305, Urban Sociology; SOC 306, The Family; plus any three elective courses in sociology are required for this concentration.
Recommended for students interested in social work and related careers. SOC 210, Introduction to Social Service; SOC 212, Social Work Practice I; SOC 302, Race and Ethnicity; SOC 375, Internship; and any two elective courses in sociology are required for this concentration.
Students are encouraged to take courses outside their area of concentration.
Requirements for Sociology Minor
Eighteen credits chosen by the student after consultation with a departmental advisor. In addition to SOC 101, Core Sociology, students will be required to take (a) one course dealing with social differentiation: SOC 304, Globalization and Inequality; SOC 302, Race and Ethnicity; or SOC 399, Gender Roles; (b) one course emphasizing the application of sociological analysis to one or several institutions of society: SOC 306, The Family; SOC 309, Criminology; SOC 310, Sociology of Deviance; or SOC 301, Social Problems. In addition, students take four more courses from the courses listed below. Minors cannot take SOC 416, Senior Seminar. Minors must maintain a grade of at least 2.0 (C) in sociology courses.