Loyola University Maryland

Department of Sociology

Major Requirements

Students majoring in sociology must complete 12 sociology courses:

  • SC101 Self and Society
  • SC102 Societies and Institutions
  • SC342 Social Research Methods
  • SC355 Sociological Theory
  • SC401 Sociology Practicum and Seminar, or SC402 Social Work Practicum and Seminar, or SC498 Forensic Studies Experience. 
  • Three courses at the SC360-499 level (one of which must be a 400-level seminar)
  • Four electives

Majors must also complete Introduction to Statistical Methods and Data Analysis (ST110) or an equivalent statistics course (e.g., EC220).

Introduction to Computers with Software Applications (CS111) is strongly recommended. ST110 and CS111 can be used to fulfill the mathematics/natural science core requirements.

For more information on available courses, please visit the Loyola catalogue.

Michelle Gawerc

Michelle Gawerc, Ph.D.

This sociology professor's work is driven by her dedication to peace, justice, and understanding