Department of Sociology


Undergraduate Program

We offer a rigorous major and minor in Sociology, with two concentration options. No wonder ours is one of the most popular undergraduate programs on the UTK campus. Students find intellectual explorations into the complex workings of our social world.

Major

Before applying to the Sociology Department for admission to the major a student must complete either Sociology 110 or 120 or their honors equivalents with a grade of C+ or above. Upon granting admission to the major, the department will assign the student an academic advisor who will help the student plan a program of study for the major. Prerequisites to the major are three lower division hours in sociology (either 110 or 120 or their honors equivalents) and Statistics 201 or Math 115. The major consists of 30 upper-division hours in sociology, must include 321 and 331, and at least two 400-level courses.

Minor

The minor consists of 15 upper division hours in Sociology and must include 321 and 331. Prerequisite to the minor is three lower-division hours in Sociology (either 110 or 120 or their honors equivalents) and Statistics 201 or Math 115.

The Concentration in Criminology and Criminal Justice

All prerequisites required for the major are required for this concentration. The Concentration in Criminology and Criminal Justice consists of Sociology 321 and 331 and 24 hours of upper-division sociology courses as follows: 350; 451; two courses from 449, 452, 453, 455, 456; and four courses in consultation with advisor.

Environmental Issues Concentration

All prerequisites required for the major are required for this concentration. The Concentration in Environmental Issues consists of Sociology 321 and 331 and 24 hours of upper-division sociology courses as follows: 360; either 442 or 446; two courses from 344, 363, 465, and 495; and four courses in consultation with advisor.

Minor in Sociology with Concentration in Environmental Issues

The minor consists of 15 hours including Sociology 321, 331, 360 and two courses from 344, 363, 442, 446, and 465. Prerequisites to the minor include Sociology 110 or 120 and Statistics 201 or Math 115.



 

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