Sociology studies all aspects of society, from individuals to large organizations. The Sociology major emphasizes understanding human behavior as situated in cultural values, norms, and social structures as well as various social, religious, political and economic institutions. Required courses provide practice in applying the sociological theories and research methods sociologists use to analyze issues and address problems in the everyday social world. This focus enables sociology majors to apply these skills in a variety of work-related settings, or as a solid foundation for graduate school. Contact the Department of Sociology and Anthropology for additional information.
Sociology majors complete 39 hours in sociology, consisting of 21 required hours and 18 elective hours. The major requires a minimum grade of “C-” in all sociology courses, and at least 12 upper-division hours in sociology completed at MSU Denver. (Students should note that academic programs differ in the number of hours and minimum grade required.)
A minimum of 18 additional semester hours in sociology are required to complete the major. Students may choose as electives any additional courses offered in sociology. The department recommends that the student’s choice of electives be made in consultation with a department advisor.