Loyola University Chicago

Department of Sociology

BA-Sociology

Sociology Major Requirements

The required courses for Sociology majors are Sociology 205, 206, 301 and 365. (Note: Any Sociology 100-level course is considered to be a prerequisite for 205, except by special permission of the instructor). Sociology 205, 206, and 301 are prerequisites for 365. These courses provide social science students with the theory and methodology background needed for more advanced work. Besides the four required courses, majors will take seven additional courses, five of which must be from Sociology 210–380. One elective taken in a related field may be counted toward the major with the permission of the chair or undergraduate advisor. Only one semester of Sociology 380 (Internship) may be counted toward the major (although this is a six credit hour course, it counts as one course). In choosing electives, majors should consult with their department advisor. In completing major requirements, not more than five courses (fifteen semester credit hours) will be accepted in transfer from other colleges and universities. Sociology Major checklist

Suggested Course Sequence in Sociology and Double Majors

  • Freshman Year

    First Semester and/or Second Semester, Sociology 100-level or Sociology (elective)

  • Sophomore Year

    First Semester and/or Second Semester, Sociology 205, Sociology 301, Sociology 206, or Sociology (elective)

  • Junior Year

    First Semester and/or Second Semester, Sociology (elective), Sociology (elective), or possible Internship

  • Senior Year

    First Semester and/or Second Semester, Sociology (elective), Sociology 365, Sociology (elective), or possible Internship

  • Double Majors

    For students with a broad range of interests, a double major may offer a desirable option.
    Sociology is most frequently combined with another social science (political science, psychology, etc.), but students in philosophy, biology, and languages have also found a second major in Sociology useful.