This page outlines requirements for the degree in Sociology (BA, Sociology). Students can also study this subject as a minor or as part of a self-designed program (BA or BS, Liberal Arts).
In addition to the requirements outlined below, Lang has certain general requirements, including a minimum
number of credits in liberal arts courses as well as college residency
requirements. All students should read the general Degree Requirements and consult
with an advisor each semester to ensure they are on track to graduate. The Sociology major consists of four
elements, roughly corresponding to progress through the undergraduate
career: Introduction; Exploration and Specialization; Advanced Theory
and Method; and Creation. Learn about each element, including its timing
and sequence, in the Guidelines to the Sociology Major (PDF). Completion of the major in Sociology requires 13 courses, distributed as shown below. Students must receive grades of C or better in all courses taken to fulfill major requirements. Only specific courses satisfy the major requirements, including
electives. Courses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the
chair of the program. To see which courses fulfill requirements, review the Qualifying Sociology Courses document (PDF) and visit the Lang course finder.
Total Credits: 51-52
Track your progress using the Sociology Worksheet (PDF) for the year in which you declared your major.
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Program ContactVirag MolnarSociology Director of Undergraduate Studies and Departmental Faculty Advisor6 East 16th Street212.229.5747 x3017 Email: Lang Sociology Director