Major in Sociology 2013-2014

The Sociology department reserves the right to change major requirements at any time. Please check with the Sociology department or the CU Boulder catalog for the most current listing of requirements. You are subject to the requirements in effect at the time you declare your major as an Arts & Sciences degree seeking student.

In addition to the general requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences, students must complete a minimum of 36 hours (but no more than 45) in Sociology. Of the 36 hours, 21 credit hours must be upper-division with a minimum of 15 upper-division credit hours of course work in the major taken at CU-Boulder campus.

All required major courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better. The cumulative GPA required in Sociology courses is 2.00.

Courses required for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology at CU-Boulder and Colorado Community College applicable courses.

CU-Boulder Required Courses Colorado Community College Applicable Courses
  • SOCY 1001 (3) Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 101 (3) Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCY 2061 (3) Introduction to Social Statistics


  • SOCY 4061 (3) Social Statistics

NOTE: A non-SOCY statistics course (C- grade or higher) can be used to substitute for SOCY 2061 or 4061 if one additional SOCY course is taken.

  • SOCY 3001 (3) Classical Theory
  • SOCY 3301 (3) Survey Methods


  • SOCY 3401 (3) Field Methods


(Students must take 24 credit hours in electives)

The following courses have equivalencies and can be used to fulfill lower-division elective credit at CU Boulder:

  • SOCY 1004 (3) Deviance in U.S. Society
  • SOC 231 (3) The Sociology of Deviant Behavior
  • SOCY 1006 (3) The Social Construction of Sexuality (same as WMST 1006)
  • PSY 217 (3) Human Sexuality
  • SOCY 2011 (3) Contemporary Social Issues & Human Values
  • SOC 215 (3) Contemporary Social Problems
  • Lower-division elective
  • SOC 102 (3) Introduction to Sociology II
  • Lower-division elective
  • SOC 205 (3) Sociology of Family Dynamics