Carroll College, Helena Montana

Degree Requirements

Sociology Major Requirements (43 credits)

Major in Sociology (43 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 302    Expository Writing or ENWR 305 Workplace Writing (recommended for Criminology emphasis)

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

III. Specialization Areas (21 credits)

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. Criminology:

Take these four 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

Take three of the following courses with the advice of an advisor (9 credits):

SO/AN 208    The Family

SO/AN 218       Introduction to Native American Studies

SO/GNDR 225 Sociology of Gender

SO/PSY 240 Social Psychology: Social Affect and Cognition

SO/PSY 241 Social Psychology: Social Behaviors

SO/AN 317    Ethnic and Racial Relations

SO 389      International Crime

SO 389      Comparative Justice Systems

SO 425      Sociology Internship

c. Medical and Human Services

Nine of the remaining 21 credits must be upper division:

One of the following courses (3 credits):

SO/AN 218    Introduction to Native American Studies

SO/AN 317    Ethnic and Racial Relations

Six of the following courses (18 credits):

SO/AN 208    The Family

SO/GNDR 225 Sociology of Gender

SO/PSY 240 Social Psychology: Social Affect and Cognition

SO/PSY 241 Social Psychology: Social Behaviors

SO 251      Gender, Health, and Medicine

SO 262      Alcoholism, Drug Abuse, and Dependency

SO 351      Medical Sociology

SO 355      Sociology of Emotions

SO 360      Environmental Sociology

SO 425      Sociology Internship

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, Other Program Requirements, and Specialization Areas. A major thesis, written in SO 495 Senior Seminar, is the capstone of the sociology major.

 

Sociology Minor Requirements

Minor in Sociology

1. Minor Program Requirements:

Twenty-one semester credits of sociology courses including:

SO 101      Introduction to Sociology

SO 200      Social Problems

SO 392      Modern Social Theory

At least 6 of the remaining 12 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.”