​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Program Description

CMU’s sociology program will provide you with a sound understanding of human groups, institutions and societies. You’ll be part of a department that supports social justice and diversity while using research and critical thinking to solve social problems. While working toward your sociology major or minor, you also can pursue a concentration in social and criminal justice or youth studies.​​

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For More Information

Visit the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences website​ or contact:

Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
Anspach Hall 142
Phone: 989-774-3160​

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail please see our official online academic bulletin AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the General Education courses required for all majors and may not include some program specific information, such as admissions, retention, and termination standards.

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Sociology Major

Total: 37 semester hours
Required Courses
(19 hours)
SOC 100
Introductory Sociology
Introduction to Social Research and Analysis
SOC 250
Pro-Seminar in Sociology
SOC 301
Sociological Theory
SOC 302
Social Inequality
SOC 350
Social Research Methodologies
SOC 465
Sociology Capstone
(18 hours)
To complete the 18 hours of Electives, students must take at least two courses in each Elective Area. The additional 6 hours of Electives can consist of any SOC course(s) or a combination of one SOC course and either one ANT or SWK course.
Electives I
(6-12 hours)
Electives II
(6-12 hours)