What courses do I need for a Sociology Major?
Sociology Majors at Kent State University must complete a total of 34 hours of course work in Sociology – 13 hours of required courses and 21 hours of elective courses – in addition to university requirements as specified in the Kent State University Undergraduate Catalog.
Required Sociology Courses
Credit HoursSOC 12050- Introduction to Sociology
SOC 32210- Researching Society
SOC 32220- Data Analysis
SOC 32221- Data Analysis Laboratory
SOC 42126- Sociological Theories
Elective Sociology Courses
Credit Hours15+ Must be Upper-Division Sociology Courses
6 May be Lower-Division Sociology Courses
Upper Division Elective Courses in Sociology
The Department of Sociology offers many courses related to topics in social inequality, social psychology, health and health care, and the life course. We also offer courses on classical sociological topics such as deviance, religion, and families. Below is a list of our current offerings. Some courses are offered every semester, others are offered once a year.
Sociology majors at Kent State University may take any upper-division elective course once they have completed Introduction to Sociology and have junior standing. Majors are encouraged to follow their interests when selecting elective courses from the following topic areas:
Course NumberGays/Lesbians 32565
Minorities in America
Inequality in Societies
Race and Ethnic Studies
Wealth, Poverty, and Power
Changing Gender Roles
Course NumberIndividual and Society
Self and Identity
Social Structure and Individual Lives
Health and Health Policy
Course NumberSociology of Mental Illness
Health and Health Care
Course NumberDeath and Dying
Childhood in Society
Adolescence in Society
Aging in Society
Course NumberSociology of Families
Urban Processes and Lifestyles
Sociology majors are encouraged to meet with the Undergraduate Coordinator to develop a course plan which combines course diversity and substantive depth in ways that reflect the student’s career objectives.