- Credit Hours: Students must complete 32-35 hours of coursework. This includes 17 hours of required coursework in SOC, 6 hours of thesis, and 9 hours of electives in SOC. Further, all students on funded graduate teaching assistantships must complete SOC 710, Teaching Sociology.
- Grade Point Average: Students must earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in courses applied to the degree.
- Graduation Requirement: In addition to completing required coursework, students must complete a thesis following the journal article model. This is a research report intended for publication in a peer-reviewed academic journal and presentation at a professional sociology conference.
- Benchmarks: For details, go to the Sociology Degree Progress tab.
|Required Core Coursework|
|SOC 600||Becoming a Sociologist||1|
|SOC 601||Professional Research/Writing||1|
|SOC 610||Advanced General Sociology||3|
|SOC 615||Sociological Data Analysis and Interpretation 1||3|
|SOC 616||Sociological Data Analysis and Interpretation 2||3|
|SOC 620||Sociological Research Methods||3|
|SOC 710||Teaching Sociology *||3|
|SOC 730||Sociological Explanation||3|
See graduate advisor for details.
Includes SOC courses at the 600 or 700 level. Excludes the following: 690, 695, 697, 790, 795, 797.
Major Learning Outcomes
- Proficiently communicate concepts within the field of sociology orally and in writing
- Apply research skills to analyze and/or explore the student’s subject area
- Explain the role of research in addressing questions, issues, and problems pertaining to social issues
- Produce original research to evaluate social issues using sociological theories and methodological skills
- Explain professional practice and ethics as they relate to sociology
- Critically analyze and evaluate the literature in the student’s subject area