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Major Requirements

Current as of catalogue year 2023-2024. For catalogue years before 2023-2024, or for more information on available courses, please visit the Loyola catalogue.

For an advising worksheet to track completion of your major, please visit the AASC website.

Students majoring in sociology must complete the following sociology courses:

  • SC 100 - Introduction to Sociology
  • Two 200-level sociology electives
  • SC 342 - Social Research Methods
  • SC 355 - Sociological Theory
  • Five 300- or 400-level sociology electives, one of which must be a 400-level seminar
  • Capstone requirement: SC 400 - Independent Scholarship Capstone or SC 401 - Sociology Practicum

Students majoring in sociology must also complete the following requirements:

  • ST 110 - Introduction to Statistical Methods and Data Analysis (or an equivalent statistics course, e.g., ST 210 or EC 220). ST 110 can be used to fulfill the mathematics/natural science core requirement.
  • Applied skills elective: one additional course that builds empirical research skills, capacity to translate sociological knowledge, concepts, and theory for non-sociological audiences, or capacity to apply sociological knowledge, concepts, and theory for social change. Students may choose one course from the following: CM 312, CM 314, CM 324, CS 105, CS 106, CS 151, PY 292, SC 215, SC 309, SC 415, or SC 416.