H. Hugh Floyd, Chair, Professor
Theresa C. Davidson, Associate Professor
Charles (Chuck) Stokes, Assistant Professor
Undergraduate Programs and Requirements
The Department of Sociology offers a major in sociology leading to a bachelor of arts degree. A major in sociology can prepare students for graduate work in sociology or other post baccalaureate training such as social work, law, public health, international relations, labor relations, gerontology, or family counseling. In addition, students can work in a variety of areas including law enforcement, social services or local, state, and federal government agencies. The degree offers a foundation in understanding the relationships among persons in groups, as well as relations between groups.
All sociology majors must complete at least one research paper from each of the two major research methodologies in the field: one qualitative field study and one quantitative study based on computer analysis. This requirement can be fulfilled in any of the 300- or 400-level courses as part of the course requirements.
The department also offers a minor in sociology.
University Core Curriculum and General Education Requirements
See University Core Curriculum and General Education Requirements in the Howard College of Arts and Sciences introductory pages for a list of required and applicable courses. For the major in sociology, MATH 210 - Elementary Statistics satisfies the general education mathematics requirement. Sociology majors cannot use SOCI 100 - Introduction to Sociology to meet the general education social science requirement.