Why study sociology at CMU?
The sociology major offers students a sound understanding of human groups, institutions, and societies while providing vast opportunities for study. Consider these key features distinguishing this program at CMU:
- Survey and qualitative research opportunities with sociology faculty members and through class projects
- Service learning opportunities throughout the Isabella County area
- Departmental scholarship programs for qualified applicants
- Professional development, resources, and contacts through on-campus organizations such as the Sociology Club
Program Overviews, Courses & Career Options
Click on the links below to learn more about the majors and minors in Sociology offered at Central Michigan University:
Program RequirementsRequired Courses (13 hours)
SOC 100 Introductory Sociology 3(3-0)
SOC 200 Introduction to Social Research and Analysis 3(3-0)
SOC 250 Pro-Seminar in Sociology 1(1-0)
SOC 301 Sociological Theory 3(3-0)
SOC 350 Social Research Methodologies 3(3-0)
Electives I (6 hours)
6 additional credit hours of Sociology courses must be taken at the 300-level or above.
Electives II (3 hours)
One additional course in Sociology must also be taken or up to three hours in Social Work (SWK) may be counted toward a minor in Sociology.
Total: 22 semester hours
Sociology: Concentration in Social and Criminal Justice
Sociology: Concentration in Youth Studies
Sociology: Youth Studies
Sociology: Social & Criminal Justice