Typical Sequence for a Sociology Major

Note: This sequence represents a typical path through the major. The sequence for any individual student may vary.

First Year: Either Soc 1010 or 1020 (fall). Also take two courses from the core or elective areas.

Second Year: At least two courses from the core areas. Very strong students may take Soc 3001 in the spring. Soc 3002 recommended. If you think you may want to do honors, we recommend taking Soc 2100.

Third Year: Soc 3001 in the fall or spring. Honors students should have Soc 2100 and Soc 3002 completed by the end of the junior year. Take the remaining courses from the core areas and at least one elective.

Fourth Year: Take the remaining electives and core courses. Honors students have a different trajectory and should see their advisors.

Note: AP Statistics courses usually do not count for Soc 2100.

Students may opt to cluster their upper-level elective courses in a concentration area. This is an optional way to structure your advanced electives. The Director of Undergraduate Studies can write a letter confirming that you have completed a concentration area such as medical sociology; environmental sociology; law and politics; or business, organizations, and society. See the DUS for more information.

For assistance with the translation between old and new numbers, please consult theCourse Renumbering Lookup Tool.

David J. Hess, Director of Undergraduate Studies
david.j.hess@vanderbilt.edu

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