Sociology Programs

Sociology Major

This major is for students interested in careers that require an understanding of human social behavior. The program emphasizes both theory and methodology, and the major offers an opportunity to investigate a variety of areas such as crime and deviance, family, minority groups, religion and social change. The major is valuable in a variety of fields, including business, community work, corrections, government services, health services, public relations, research and social services. Students who hold this degree are also well prepared for graduate study.

Students majoring in sociology must earn at least a "C-" in any sociology course counted toward the major and achieve at least a 2.50 cumulative grade point average in all sociology courses (NMU and transfer).

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Total Credits Required for Degree 124

Liberal Studies 30-40
Health Promotion Requirements 2

Required Courses in Major 40

Core Course 4
Research Methods Cluster 12
Theory Cluster 8
Choose two courses from the following: 
Sociology Electives 16
At least two courses (8 cr.) must be at the 300 level or above. 

Minor 20