The major program consists of a total of 32 credits. These include four required core courses (14 credits) and 18 credits of electives (normally six courses). The student must receive a grade of "C" or better in all courses that count toward the major. P/F courses do not count toward the major. At least 16 credits must be earned in courses taken at UMBC. Students are urged to complete all core courses prior to their last semester before graduation. SOCY 300 and SOCY 301 should be taken, in sequence, as soon as possible after completing 9 credits of Sociology. They cannot be taken concurrently.
Eighteen credits of sociology or anthropology courses with a grade of "C" or better, excluding SOCY 396 and any other P/F courses. A maximum of six (6) credits in Anthropology may count toward a major in Sociology.
The department's Sociology elective course offerings may include the following courses: