THE MARQUETTE Sociology Major
STUDY WITH EMINENT SOCIOLOGISTS. As a sociology major, you'll learn from world-renowned experts in social problems, family, conflict and troubles, and social interaction. Our faculty published more than four dozen books on these subjects.
intern. The department offers an internship program for sociology seniors, providing you with a wealth of opportunities to put your sociology major into action with social agencies throughout the city.
As a sociology major, you can contribute to important faculty research on:
- The black church’s approach to the AIDS epidemic
- Sex offender families
- The Jewish-Palestinian dialogue
- Prison reform
- Religious debates about homosexuality
SOCIOLOGICAL SCOPE. Broaden your horizons with courses in Sport and Society; Social Inequality; Culture, Health and Illness; Sex and Gender; Social Problems; Self, Language and Social Interaction; and the Social Reality of Crime and Justice.
THE URBAN LABORATORY. Marquette’s setting in the heart of a big city provides a cultural laboratory of human experience for our sociology majors. Link your sociology classroom experience with meaningful community service through Marquette’s Service Learning Program. Opportunities include serving at neighborhood organizations while learning about the history and challenges of neighborhoods; tutoring children and providing other services for the homeless while examining the roots of poverty in the United States, or serving hospice patients while learning about families in crisis.
You might like the sociology major if you:
- Like social sciences and analysis
- Are interested in dealing with social problems
- Are curious about how individuals and society interact
- Are a strong communicator
What can you do with a major in sociology?
The sociology major is excellent preparation for public opinion analysis, market research, mass communication, urban and environmental planning, teaching and counseling, and graduate and law school. Learn more about what you can do with a major in sociology.
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Suggested curriculum for a Sociology Major
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- Principles of Sociology
- Rhetoric and Composition I & II
- Growth of Western Civilization I or II
- Science and Nature Elective
- Introduction to Theology
- Foreign Language I & II
- History Elective
- Natural Science Elective
- Sociology Elective
- Social Statistics
- Two Literature Electives
- Philosophy of Human Nature
- Foreign Language III & IV
- Math, Logic or Computer Science Elective
- Philosophy Elective
- Sociological Theory
- Methods of Social Research
- Two Sociology Electives
- Two Theology Elective
- Theory of Ethics
- Two Sociology Electives
- Seminar in Sociology
- Senior Experience