Department of Sociology at the University of Nevada

Bachelor of Arts
Major in Sociology

The sociology major includes courses in the major areas of sociology that are offered by the department.

Required Courses:

SOC 101 - Principles of Sociology
SOC 207 - Intro. to Sociological Theory
APST 207 or APST 270- Introduction to Statistical Methods
SOC 425 - Research Methods


In addition, sociology majors must take at least one three-credit course from each of the following three groups:

Group I: Social Structure and Social Change
  • SOC 342 - Social Stratification
  • SOC 345 - Social Movements and Collective Behavior
  • SOC 350 - Social Change
  • SOC 371 - Social Organization
  • SOC 376 - The Community
  • SOC 384 - Population
  • SOC 405 - Third World Societies
  • SOC 406 Globalization and Society
Group II: Political, Legal, and Other Institutions
  • SOC 333 - Religion and Society
  • SOC 369 - Sociology of Law
  • SOC 373 - Political Sociology
  • SOC 391 - Bureaucracy & Large-Scale Organizations
  • SOC 393 - Industrial Sociology
  • SOC 457 Society and Health
  • SOC 458 Sociology of Mental Health
  • SOC 463 Social Psychology of Education
Group III: Race, Gender, and Diversity
  • SOC 379 - Ethnic and Race Relations
  • SOC 409 Gendered Violence
  • SOC 453 - Gender and Society
  • SOC 461 White Identity, Race & Racism
  • SOC 464 - Conformity and Deviance
  • SOC 480 - The Family
  • SOC 483 Family Violence
  • SOC 490 - Class, Race, and Gender


All sociology majors must also take three additional three-credit sociology courses as electives.

Total Credits: 30

In addition to the major, students must complete 18-21 credits in a minor. The sociology department accepts any minor approved by the College of Liberal Arts.