Sociology, BA/MA

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Note: This curriculum reflects only course work to be taken as an undergraduate student. For additional course work to be taken as a graduate student, see the graduate program in the Northeastern University Graduate Catalog.

BA Language Requirements

All BA students are required to complete the BA language requirements.

Sociology Major Requirements

Courses in the major require a grade of C or higher.

Required Sociology Courses
SOCL 1101Introduction to Sociology4
SOCL 2300Social Theory4
SOCL 2320Statistical Analysis in Sociology4
SOCL 2321Research Methods in Sociology4
Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 1101Peoples and Cultures4
ANTH 2305Global Markets and Local Culture4
Senior Seminar
SOCL 4600Senior Seminar4

Required Sociology Electives

Introductory-Level Electives
Complete one course in the following range:4
SOCL 1100 to SOCL 1999
Intermediate-Level Electives
Complete two courses in the following range:8
SOCL 2000 to SOCL 3999
Elective in Social Change
Complete one of the followiing:4
Gender in a Changing Society
The Twenty-First-Century Workplace
Social Movements
Class, Power, and Social Change
Elective in Social Inequality
Complete one of the following:4
Sociology of Poverty
Social Stratification
Law and Social Justice
Race and Ethnic Relations
Advanced-Level Elective
Complete one course in the following:4
SOCL 4000 to SOCL 4999
Social Science Electives
Complete four social science courses from the following subject areas: AFRS, AFAM, ANTH, CRIM, ECON, HUSV, HIST, INTL, LING, LPSC, POLS, or PSYC.16
The following course may also be used as a social science elective:
Topics in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Sociology Experiential Learning Requirement

Complete one of the following courses or a study abroad or a co-op:4
Social Conflict and Community Service
Applied Sociology: Practice and Theory
Doing Sociology in the City Abroad
Junior/Senior Honors Project 2
Experiential Education Directed Study

Sociology Major Credit Requirement

Complete 68 semester hours in the major.

Graduate Course Work to be Taken as an Undergraduate Student

Minimum 3.000 GPA required in all graduate courses

Graduate Sociology Requirements
Complete four courses in the following range:16
SOCL 5000 to SOCL 7999

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required