The major consists of a minimum of 36 credit hours of Sociology coursework. Ideally, students should take SYG 2000: Introduction to Sociology in their first year of study because this course is a prerequisite for virtually every other sociology course. Students should also try to take the following required courses (except SYA 4935: Senior Seminar) within their first two years to study.
Any Sociology course except the required courses fulfills elective course requirements.
Majors are strongly encouraged to visit our Departmental Academic Advisor to plan their courses. Academic Advisors can help you:
- clarify your career and life goals
- choose a major
- transfer credits from other schools
- answer questions about electives, requirements, and prerequisites
- plan a sequence for your courses so you can graduate in an optimal time frame
- make appropriate course selections
- discuss various options for internships, education abroad programs, and undergraduate research experiences
- discuss the department's concentrations, Honors Program, and awards and scholarships
- explain department policies and procedures
Note: Most transfer students have already completed SYG 2000: Introduction to Sociology and STA 2122: Social Science Statistics prior to their arrival at USF. They are ready to take the required courses SYA 3110: Classical Theory and SYA 3300 Research Methods soon after transferring to USF. The sooner students take these required courses, the better, because these courses serve as the foundation for upper-level elective courses.