Degree Requirements

Sociology Major Requirements (42-46 credits)

I. Major Program Requirements (16 credits)
Thirty-seven semester credits of sociology courses including:
SO 101   Introduction to Sociology
SO 200   Social Problems
SO 331   Social Science Research Methods (4 credits)
SO 392   Modern Sociological Theory
SO 495   Senior Seminar in Sociology

II. Other Program Requirements (6 credits)
MA 207   Elementary Statistics
ENWR 203   Expository Writing or ENWR 305 Technical Writing

All Sociology majors are encouraged to complete at least one internship if at all possible.

III. Specialization Areas
a. Broad Field Sociology:
Nine of the remaining 21 credits must be upper division and should be chosen with the assistance of an advisor.

b. Sociology/Criminology:

All students specializing in Criminology must take four of these courses (12 credits).
SO 262   Alcoholism, Drug Abuse and Dependency
SO 309   Crime and Criminology
SO 312   Juvenile Delinquency and Deviant Behavior
SO 314   Sociology of Law
SO 317   Ethnic and Racial Relations
SO 218  Introduction to Native American Studies
SO 389  Special Topics courses in Criminology (spring 2014)
SO 389 A  International Crime
SO 389 B  Comparative Justice Systems

Take 3 of the following courses with the advice of an advisor (5-9 credits)
SO 208   The Family
SO 216   Social Psychology
SO 220   Sociology of Sport
SO 225   Sociology of Gender
SO 351   Medical Sociology

The following are recommended courses in other disciplines:
HIS 221-222  History of the United States
PO 201   Introduction to the Legal Profession
PO 210   Introduction to Constitutional Law
PSY 105  General Psychology
PSY 228   Adolescent Psychology—highly recommended
PSY 306   Abnormal Psychology—highly recommended

c. Medical/Health Field–Pre-Social Work–Human Services.

Nine of the remaining 21 credits must be upper division and may include one or more of the following specialization areas:
One of the following courses (3 credits)
SO 218   Introduction to Native American Studies
SO 317   Ethnic and Racial Relations
SO 318   American Indians
Six of the following courses (18 credits)
SO 208   The Family
SO 216   Social Psychology
SO 225   Sociology of Gender
SO 231   Demography
SO 262   Alcoholism, Drug Abuse, and Dependency
SO 291   Social Gerontology
SO 360   Environmental Sociology
SO 345   Gender, Health, and Medicine
SO 351   Medical Sociology
SO 355  Sociology of Emotions
SO 425   Sociology Internship

The following are recommended courses in other disciplines:
CO 360   Communication and Well-Being
PSY 105   General Psychology
PSY 304   Abnormal Psychology

d. Rural, Urban, and Regional Planning/Government Employment
Nine of the remaining 21 credits must be upper division.
One of the following (3 credits)
SO 317   Ethnic and Racial Relations
SO 318   American Indians
Six of the following courses to be chosen with the assistance of an advisor:
SO 215   Contemporary Issues in Rural and Urban
SO 216   Social Psychology
SO 230   Social Movements
SO 231  Demography*
SO 291   Social Gerontology
SO 262   Alcoholism, Drug Abuse and Dependency
SO 314   Sociology of Law
SO 351   Medical Sociology
SO 340   Sociology of Organizations
SO 360   Environmental Sociology
GIS 110  Introduction to GIS (strongly recommended as is the Certificate Program in GIS)
SO 425   Internship in Sociology

The following are recommended courses in other disciplines
GIS    Certificate    Program    (highly    recommended)
CO 206   Small Group Communication
CO 325   Intercultural Communication
EC 201-202   Principles of Economics
EC 203   Project Management Economics
PO 230   Montana State Politics
PO 250   Contemporary Issues in American Politics
PO 314   Public Administration and Politics
PO 319   Urban Politics

 

To earn a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in sociology a student must earn a grade of “C” or better in all of the courses listed under “Major Program Requirements,” “Specialization Areas,” and “Other Program Requirements.”

Sociology Minor Requirements

1. Minor Program Requirements:
a. Twenty-one semester credits of sociology courses including:
SO 101 Introduction to Sociology
SO 392 Modern Social Theory
b. At least 6 of the remaining 15 credits required must be upper division (300-400 level) courses.

To earn a minor in sociology a student must earn a grade of "C” or better in all of the courses listed under “Minor Program Requirements.”

Further Information: Pre-physical therapy—for complete information see pre-physical therapy under pre-professional programs and speak with the advisor for the program. Courses that may be appropriate:
SO 291 Social Gerontology
SO 351 Medical Sociology
SO 352 Field Course in Medical Sociology (1 credit)
SO 262 Alcoholism, Drug Abuse, and Dependency
SO 363 Field Course in alcoholism, Drug Abuse, and Dependency (1 credit)
SO 317 Ethnic and Racial Relations or SO318 American Indians
SO 220 Sociology of Sport