The Sociology Major
Sociology major Bethany Schmidt won a summer undergraduate research fellowship to pursue a project studying prison wardens’ attitudes towards the implementation of the Prison Rape Elimination Act. Her faculty mentor was Professor Karen Van Gundy.
Majors must complete a minimum of 40 semester credits in sociology courses with grades of C- or better in each course and a GPA of 2.00 or better in sociology courses.
SOC 400, 502, 599, 601, and 611 are required; majors must take 599 no later than their junior year and is a prerequisite for majors taking 600 and 700-level courses.
At least two of the additional major courses must be at the 600 or 700 level.
Students can count SOC 595 toward the fulfillment of one of their lower level (500 level) electives.
SOC 502 (Statistics) may not be used by sociology majors for Discovery requirement Category (Quantitative Reasoning). Both SOC 502 and SOC 599 are prerequisites for SOC 601.
SOC 611 fulfills the Senior Capstone requirement.
Conjoint minors (allowing double-counting of one or two courses) are available for justice studies; gerontology; American studies; race, culture, and power; women’s studies; and other approved minors. Students also have the opportunity to pursue a second major including Justice Studies. Students interested in social work or teaching can develop programs in conjunction with the appropriate departments. The departmental honors program is recommended for students with cumulative grade-point averages over 3.40, and especially for those anticipating graduate study.
It is the responsibility of all sociology majors to obtain the latest information from the department office.
Sociology Language Requirement
The Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of New Hampshire requires that a student satisfy the foreign language proficiency requirement. The requirement may be met by demonstrating language proficiency equal to a one-year college-level course (401 and 402, 501, or 503 and above in spoken language).
The Department of Sociology requires all students declaring the major after August 28, 2006, to choose from one of the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
Exceptions to this list must be petitioned and approved by the Department of Sociology’s Undergraduate Committee and a student’s adviser.