Organization, Business, or Non-Profit Sub-Plan


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, and at least one sociology elective must be at the 4XXX level.

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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