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Sociology is the study of social relations, interactions, and institutions. Using quantitative and qualitative scientific methods, it offers a unique way of seeing and understanding the social world and how it shapes individual lives and history. Sociology's subject matter is broad and diverse. Some of the topics covered are criminology, religion, families, inequalities between social groups, childhood, youth, adulthood and old age, social stability and social change, urban issues, environment, technology, education, and health.
All prospective majors should contact the undergraduate advisor in Sociology as early in their academic careers as possible for information about the degree requirements. Transfer or returning students should consult with the undergraduate advisor in Sociology concerning completion of the core courses.
These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their Sociology advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.
This is an on-campus program.
This program is also offered online.
Declaring This Major
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To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the three areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.
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Students must complete a minimum of 32 SOCY credit hours.
Students must complete a minimum of 16 upper-division (3000-level and above) SOCY credit hours.
Students must earn a minimum grade of C- (1.7) in all major courses taken at CU Denver and must achieve a minimum cumulative major GPA of 2.0. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the major GPA. Students cannot complete major or ancillary course requirements as pass/fail.
Students must complete a minimum of 13 SOCY credit hours with CU Denver faculty.
Program Allowances and Restrictions
The maximum number of hours allowed in sociology is 56.
Students must take a minimum of 3 credit hours in elective courses at the 4000 level.
|Take the following courses:||20|
|SOCY 1001||Understanding the Social World||3|
|SOCY 2001||Inequalities in Social World||3|
|SOCY 3115||Quantitative Methods & Analysis||4|
|SOCY 3119||Qualitative Methods||4|
|SOCY 3140||Sociological Theory||3|
|SOCY 4830||Senior Capstone: Worklife Practices & Policies||3|
|Take a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 36 SOCY elective credit hours. At least 3 credit hours must be completed at 4000-level or higher.||12|
|SOCY 1011||From Killer Apps to Killer Bots: Technology and Social Change||3|
|SOCY 2440||Deviance and Social Control||3|
|SOCY 2462||Introduction to Social Psychology||3|
|SOCY 3001||Urban Sociology||3|
|SOCY 3010||Sociology of Human Sexuality||3|
|SOCY 3020||Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.||3|
|SOCY 3040||Drugs, Alcohol & Society||3|
|SOCY 3050||Sociology of Education||3|
|SOCY 3080||Sex and Gender||3|
|SOCY 3297||Social History of Asian Americans||3|
|SOCY 3300||Social Problems||3|
|SOCY 3440||Medical Sociology||3|
|SOCY 3500||Topics in Sociology||1-3|
|SOCY 3570||Death & Dying: Social & Medical Perspectives||3|
|SOCY 3650||Sociology of Music||3|
|SOCY 3697||Contemporary Asian American Experience||3|
|SOCY 3700||Families and Society||3|
|SOCY 3720||Global Perspectives on Social Issues||3|
|SOCY 3750||Animals and Society||3|
|SOCY 3840||Independent Study: SOCY||1-3|
|SOCY 3995||Global Study Topics||3-6|
|SOCY 4020||Race, Culture and Immigration||3|
|SOCY 4050||Health Disparities||3|
|SOCY 4110||Sociology of Health Care||3|
|SOCY 4220||Population Change and Analysis||3|
|SOCY 4270||Social Meanings of Reproduction||3|
|SOCY 4290||Aging, Society and Social Policy||3|
|SOCY 4340||Juvenile Delinquency||3|
|SOCY 4440||Poverty and Social Inequality||3|
|SOCY 4460||Hate Groups and Group Violence||3|
|SOCY 4590||Crime, Justice, and the City||3|
|SOCY 4610||Sociology of Religion||3|
|SOCY 4640||Sociology of Childhood and Adolescence||3|
|SOCY 4650||Sociology of Adulthood and Aging||3|
|SOCY 4690||Crime and Inequality Over the Life Course||3|
|SOCY 4700||Sociology of Law||3|
|SOCY 4740||Courts & Society||3|
|SOCY 4770||Advanced Topics in Sociology||1-3|
|SOCY 4774||Advanced Topics in Sociology||3|
|SOCY 4780||Violence in Relationships||3|
|SOCY 4840||Independent Study: SOCY||1-3|
|SOCY 4880||Directed Research||1-6|
|SOCY 4910||Research Practicum||1-3|
|SOCY 4995||Global Study Topics||3-6|
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