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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 of Liberal Arts and Sciences 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 major 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, including a minimum of three credit hours at the 4000 level.
Students must earn a minimum grade of C- (1.7) in all courses that apply to the major 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. Courses taken using pass/fail grading cannot apply to major requirements.
Students must complete a minimum of 13 SOCY credit hours with CU Denver faculty.
Program Allowances and Restrictions
Students must take a minimum of three credit hours in elective courses at the 4000 level.
|Complete the following program requirements:||32|
|Complete all the following required courses:||20|
|Understanding the Social World|
|Inequalities in Social World|
|Quantitative Methods & Analysis|
|Senior Capstone: Worklife Practices & Policies|
|Complete a minimum of 12 SOCY elective credit hours. At least three credit hours must be completed at 4000-level or higher.||12|
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