Organization, Business, or Non-Profit Sub-Plan

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The Sociological perspective is crucial for working in today’s diverse and multinational work environment. This sociology sub-plan addresses the social and structural factors such as race, ethnicity, gender, age, education, and social class that impact work and how organizations operate.

Work directly with:

  • business
  • industry
  • non-profits
  • non-governmental organizations
  • public organizations

Pursue a graduate program in:


Supportive field courses

Choose at least four supportive field courses outside of the Department of Sociology; 12 credits minimum. Other courses not listed in the University Catalog may be considered as appropriate; please see our sociology advisor to discuss how to have other courses reviewed.

Suggested Sociology Electives

Check out these sociology electives that pair well with this sub-plan.

SOC 3201 - Inequality: Introduction to Stratification

SOC 3251W - Sociological Perspectives on Race, Class, & Gender

SOC 3411W - Organizations and Society

SOC 3412 - Social Networks

SOC 3415 - Consume This! The Sociology and Politics of Consumption

SOC 3421W - Sociology of Work

SOC 3451W - Cities and Social Change

SOC 3452 - Education and Society

SOC 3613W - Food, Culture, and Society

SOC 3721 - Principles of Social Psychology

SOC 4135 - Sociology of White Collar Crime

SOC 4321 - Globalize This! Understanding Globalization through Sociology

SOC 4451 - Sport and Society

BS in General Sociology

Students must complete 5 sociology electives for a total of 15 credits.

BS in Sociology of Law, Criminology, and Deviance

Students must successfully complete SOC 3101 or 3102, two or three law, criminology, & deviance 4XXX-level electives, and one elective that is not a law, criminology, & deviance course.

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