Major Requirements

The Sociology major: Sociology 117, 207, 367, 490, either 492 or 498; additional work in sociology to make a total of 36 credits.

The Sociology minor: Sociology 117, 207, 367; additional work in sociology for a minimum of 18 credits.

The Sociology-Environmental Studies combined major: Sociology 117, 207, 367; one course chosen from either Sociology 307, 309, 317, 348, or 350 (chosen from whichever were not taken as a basic background course); one course selected from: Sociology 257, 347, 369, 490, 492, or 498. For more information about this option, please visit the Environmental Studies section of the Whitman catalog.

Those students interested in teaching sociology at the high school level should take Sociology 330, and a selection of advanced problems courses (numbered 257 through 317) as electives. Those interested in community organization should take Sociology 259, 260, 267, 300, 307, 317, 347, 350. Recommended courses for students going on in social work or other social service organizations include: Economics 107, History 368, Philosophy 127, and 128, Psychology 110, 210, 240, 260, and 330, and Sociology 117, 257, 267, 300, 307, 317, 330, and 350. For more information regarding this issue, please see the Careers and Professions portion of the Whitman catalog.