The sociology major may be pursued along with another major. Many of our students combine sociology with a major in communication, criminal justice, English, political science, psychology, religion, and social work.
For instance, a dual major in sociology and communication provides a two-pronged approach to the present world, offering a dually-focused basis in both theory and practice. Both majors focus on theory, research, and practice. While sociology offers a close look at the intersections of race, gender, and class, communication establishes the backdrop of the media, film, and interpersonal relationships in which to observe and describe these social patterns. Both courses of study offer suitable training for professions in law, business, politics, cinema, and journalism, equipping students with invaluable critical thinking and public speaking skills.
The Sociology Program provides flexibility when working out an individual student’s program; and with the advisor’s recommendation, other modifications are also possible, especially for dual majors. Thus, students pursuing a dual major in sociology are required to take ten (10) sociology courses, rather than twelve (12). In addition, equivalent courses from other disciplines may be credited., such as statistics from the School of Business, social psychology and statistics from the Psychology Department, and research seminars from the Communication Department.
Most sociology majors have the opportunity to engage in field research and/or internship under the guidance of faculty members.
Students also have the opportunity to pursue a minor. in Business Administration, Catholic Studies, Health Care Administration, International Studies, Justice and Society Studies, and Women’s Studies.