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Degree Requirements

NOTE: The degree requirements listed below are applicable to all students entering during academic year 2016-2017. Students who entered during a previous academic year should view the degree requirements in their entering year catalog in the catalog archives. Students who wish to switch to the 2016-17 major and minor requirements should submit a new Declaration of Major or Declaration of Minor form to the M Center.

Sociology Major  |  Sociology Minor

Sociology Major
(a minimum of 39 semester course credits)

Please talk to an advisor in the Sociology department to learn more about Anthropology at Mills.

Required:

SOC 055 Introduction to Sociology (3)

SOC 091 Methods of Social Research (4)

SOC 116 History of Sociological Thought (3)

SOC 190 Proseminar* (4)

SOC 191 Senior Seminar (4)

*Proseminar requirement may be waived for students studying abroad during junior year. In that case, the student must take an additional sociology course to complete 39 semester course credits in the major.

And at least 21 additional sociology semester course credits selected in consultation with the major advisor. Up to 8 semester course credits in closely allied fields can be included as part of these 21 credits with approval of major advisor.

Sociology as a discipline borrows from and influences many fields. Sociology majors are encouraged to work with their advisors to put together a unique combination of courses from related fields such as anthropology, economics, ethnic studies, government, history, psychology, philosophy, and women's, gender and sexuality studies.

Sociology Minor
(a minimum of 18 semester course credits)

Required:

SOC 055 Introduction to Sociology (3)

SOC 091 Methods of Social Research (4) OR
SOC 116 History of Sociological Thought (3)

And select 11-12 additional semester course credits.

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Last Updated: 3/1/16