The bachelor of arts in sociology is most appropriate for the student who seeks a primarily liberal arts education, with a major in sociology and a broad distribution of electives.
Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
The following table summarizes all requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in sociology. For an overview of a particular course, click on its title. Our Course Descriptions page lists all sociology courses. For one possible breakdown of the sociology major by semester, see the Plan of Study.
* The School of Arts and Sciences requires all majors to complete a foreign language course at the 202 level or higher. Students not prepared to begin at this level will need to take additional courses in the language, which count as general electives.
† The Clare College curriculum also includes a three-credit quantitative reasoning requirement. Sociology majors satisfy this requirement by passing any of the courses listed in the above table under Mathematics.
Requirements for a Minor in Sociology
Non-majors may obtain a sociology minor by completing the requirements below. For an overview of a particular course, click on its title. Our Course Descriptions page lists all sociology and social science courses.
To declare a minor, a special form must be filled out and filed with the Records Office by the end of the student's junior year. The appropriate form is available from the student's adviser or from the Office of the Registrar.
The Department of Sociology also offers a Minor in Social Work and a Minor in Criminology.