Exploring the Major — Students interested in this major are encouraged to complete as many General Education requirements in the first two years as possible. In addition, they should try to complete the first- and second-year Sociology requirements listed in “course sequencing considerations” below before applying for admission to the major.

Admission to the Major — Successful completion of at least one SOC course; successful completion of the General Education Practical Reasoning Requirement (PRQ and/or PR), with Mathematics the preferred method for both; satisfactory completion of an interview for Admission to the Major.

Course Sequencing Considerations (in order to complete degree requirements within eightterms) — In the first year: SOC 100 and one distribution course. In the second year: Students should try to complete SOC 220 and two SOC distribution courses.

Proficiency Requirements for Retention in and Completion of the Major — In addition to completing specified course requirements, each student must satisfy departmental standards for effectiveness in communication.