Sociology Major

Students majoring in sociology at FCRH, FCLC, and PCS are required to complete 10 courses. 

Requirements for students in Fordham College at Rose Hill

Course Title Credits
Required Courses 1
SOCI 1100Introduction to Sociology3
SOCI 2800Sociological Theory4
SOCI 2850Methods Social Research I4
SOCI 2851Methods Social Research II4
Electives 2
Four Sociology electives 312 to 16
Two additional Sociology electives or Anthropology electives 46 to 8
1

These required courses are designed to help the student achieve basic sociological literacy and obtain a reasonable grasp of empirical research techniques.

2

With the written approval of the chairperson or associate chairperson, two courses in other social science departments may be counted toward the elective courses, giving the major considerable opportunity to develop an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human social behavior.

3

Any course with the SOCI subject code or the SOCI attribute code may fulfill this requirement.

4

Any course with the SOCI subject code or the SOCI attribute code, or the ANTH subject code or the ANTH attribute code, may fulfill this requirement. Courses with the subject code SSCI numbered 2000-4999 (offered through PCS) may also fulfill this requirement.

Requirements for students in Fordham College at Lincoln Center

Course Title Credits
Required Courses 1
SOCI 1100Introduction to Sociology3
SOCI 2800Sociological Theory4
or SOCI 3017 Inequality in America
SOCI 2606Social Science Statistics4
or SOCI 2851 Methods Social Research II
SOCI 2650Basic Research Methods4
or SOCI 2850 Methods Social Research I
Electives 2
Four Sociology electives 312 to 16
Two additional Sociology electives or Anthropology electives 46 to 8
1

These required courses are designed to help the student achieve basic sociological literacy and obtain a reasonable grasp of empirical research techniques.

2

Students may, with prior approval, take up to two courses outside sociology, from African and African American studies, Latin American and Latino studies, and social work.

3

Any course with the SOCI subject code or the SOCI attribute code may fulfill this requirement.

4

Any course with the SOCI subject code or the SOCI attribute code, or the ANTH subject code or the ANTH attribute code, may fulfill this requirement. Courses with the subject code SSCI numbered 2000-4999 (offered through PCS) may also fulfill this requirement.

Requirements for students in School of Professional and Continuing Studies

Course Title Credits
Required Courses 1
SOCI 1100Introduction to Sociology3
SOCI 2800Sociological Theory4
or SOCI 3017 Inequality in America
SOCI 2606Social Science Statistics4
SOCI 2650Basic Research Methods4
Cross-Disciplinary Course
Select one cross-disciplinary course in consultation with an adviser3 to 4
Electives
Four Sociology electives 212 to 16
One additional Sociology elective or one Anthropology elective 33 to 4
1

These required courses are designed to help the student achieve basic sociological literacy and obtain a reasonable grasp of empirical research techniques.

2

Any course with the SOCI subject code or the SOCI attribute code may fulfill this requirement.

3

Any course with the SOCI subject code or the SOCI attribute code, or the ANTH subject code or the ANTH attribute code, may fulfill this requirement. Courses with the subject code SSCI numbered 2000-4999 (offered through PCS) may also fulfill this requirement.

Availability

The major in sociology is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill and Fordham College at Lincoln Center. Students in Fordham's School of Professional and Continuing Studies may major in sociology only if they receive the approval of their advising dean and/or department, and their schedules are sufficiently flexible to permit them to take day courses at the Rose Hill or Lincoln Center campuses.

Professional and Continuing Studies students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the PCS Core Curriculum.

Fordham College at Rose Hill students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Fordham College at Lincoln Center students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.