Sociology: Quantitative Methods, 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.
Sociologists pursue knowledge in many ways, one of which is through the examination of society through surveys, demographic data, and statistical models. In this concentration, students will become familiar with quantitative methods in sociology, both with respect to how to use them in general (e.g., Introduction to Demographic Methods) and how they are used for specific topics (e.g., Health of Populations).
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.
For information about the General Education requirements, please visit the College of Arts & Sciences Curriculum page.
|College General Education Requirements and Free Electives|
|Foundational Approaches + Sectors1 + Free Electives||20|
|SOCI 001||Introduction to Sociology||1|
|Select 1 Sociological Theory course||1|
|Social Research Methods|
|SOCI 100||Introduction to Sociological Research||1|
|Select one of the following Options:||2|
Select 1 course unit in Advanced Research Methods course
Select 1 course unit in Statistics
|Quantitative Methods in Sociology I|
|Quantitative Methods in Sociology II|
|Quantitative Methods Concentration|
|Select 3 course units in Concentration||3|
|Additional SOCI Courses|
|Select 4-6 course units in SOCI Free 2||4-6|
|SOCI or Related Courses|
|Select 2 course units in SOCI or Related||2|
|Complete Research Poster|
|Total Course Units||34-36|
You may count no more than one course toward both a Major and a Sector requirement. For Exceptions, check the Policy Statement.
Students are encouraged to take some courses outside of their concentration.
Applicants must have an overall GPA of 3.3 and a GPA of 3.5 in the major.
|Thesis Workshop II|
|Independent Study (Or Approved Course)|