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Sociology

Majoring in Sociology

A major in Sociology consists of 34 credits. The following core courses are required:

  • Sociology 101 - Introduction to Sociology
  • Sociology 350 - Sociological Theory
  • Sociology 351 - Social Statistics
  • Sociology 352 - Research Methods

At least eighteen credits must be earned in courses numbered 300 and above. The remaining credits may be completed from any electives. For teacher certification in sociology, the requirements are the same as above. Please consult the Education section of your UWSP Catalog for additional requirements for teacher certification and admission to the Professional Education Program.

Four Year Course Sequence

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Freshman Year Freshman Year
Sociology 101 (3 cr.) English 102 (3 cr.)
English 101 (3 cr.) Sociology 102 or Gen Ed (3 cr.)
General Education (7-11 cr.) General Education (7-9 cr.)
Total: 13-17 Credits Total: 13-15 Credits
Sophomore Year Sophomore Year
Sociology Elective (3 cr.) Sociology Elective (3 cr.)
General Education (10-13 cr.) General Education (11 cr.)
Total: 13-16 Credits Total: 14-17 Credits
Junior Year Junior Year
Sociology Elective (3 cr.) Sociology 350 (3 cr.)
Sociology Elective (3 cr.) Sociology Elective (3 cr.)
Elective (3 cr.) Sociology Elective (3 cr.)
Elective (3 cr.) Elective (3 cr.)
Elective (3 cr.)
Total: 15 Credits Total: 15 Credits
Senior Year Senior Year
Sociology 351 (4 cr.) Sociology 352 (3 cr.)
Sociology Elective (3 cr.) Sociology Elective (3 cr.)
Elective (3 cr.) Elective (3 cr.)
Elective (3 cr.) Elective (3 cr.)
Elective (3 cr.) Elective (optional) (3 cr.)
Total: 16 Credits Total: 12-15 Credits
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