Sociology: Population and Immigration, BA

The Sociology major helps students identify and explain patterns of social life and human behavior by emphasizing how large-scale social phenomena (such as class, race, and gender inequality) affect the everyday experiences of individuals and vice versa. The major prepares students for a career in a variety of fields such as law, medicine and healthcare, marketing, education, scholarly and applied social research, social work, demography, journalism and media, management in the public and private sectors, administration, and government. The program offers comprehensive advising and significant research and independent study opportunities. Our program is dedicated to nurturing a strong community of scholars, helping them grow academically and professionally under the large-scale mission of the College of Arts & Sciences.

This concentration enables students to advance their knowledge on human migration and the social forces that have impacted various populations. The study of population patterns provides an opportunity to investigate the interactions between large social aggregates and the behavior of individuals. 

The minimum total course units for graduation in this major is 34. Double majors may entail more course units.

A minimum of 11 course units must be in Sociology.

College General Education Requirements and Free Electives
Foundational Approaches + Sectors1 + Free Electives20
Major Requirements
Introductory Course
SOCI 001Introduction to Sociology1
Sociological Theory
Select 1 course unit in Sociological Theory1
Social Research Methods
SOCI 100Sociological Research Methods1
Select 1 course unit in Advanced Research Methods1
Select 1 course unit in Statistics1
Population and Immigration Concentration
Select 3 course units in Concentration3
The Family
Population and Society
Asian Americans In Contemporary Society
Health of Populations
Basic Demographic Methods
Contemporary Issues in African Society
Latinos in United States
The Immigrant City
Additional SOCI Courses
Select 4 course units in SOCI Free 24
SOCI or Related Courses
Select 2 course units in SOCI or Related2
Research Poster
Complete Research Poster
Total Course Units34

Honors

Applicants must have an overall GPA of 3.3 and a GPA of 3.5 in the major.

SOCI 300Thesis Workshop1
SOCI 301Thesis Workshop II.5
SOCI 399Independent Study (Or Approved Course)1
Senior Thesis

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2020 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.