Tracks in Sociology

Students have the option to complete a track in the major, while fulfilling the requirements for the BA or BS degree. The courses that compose the track would count towards the 18 semester hours of required electives for the major (21 semester hours starting Fall 2017). Choosing to follow a track may help students identify a group of courses that are of substantive interest and prepare for opportunities outside of the classroom.

Track Options*:

Family, Health, Well-being

The Family, Health, and Well-Being track is open to Sociology majors who are interested in understanding family structures and practices, differences between and within families, and those social institutions and forces that shape families or are shaped by them. Additionally, the track cultivates students’ understanding of the social context of health, illness, and health care. It is especially well suited for students who are interested in pursuing careers in the fields of social service, counseling, and health. (PDF)

Organizations, Networks, Careers

The Organizations, Networks, and Careers track is open to Sociology majors who are interested in understanding the macro- and micro-level processes that affect the knowledge and management of organizations, as well as the groups and individuals that compose them. The track provides intensive training in both theoretical and empirical approaches to organizations, and combines micro-level insights into work groups with macro-level perspectives on organizations’ environments. It is especially well suited for students who are interested in pursuing careers in various services-providing sectors such as business, educational services, social assistance, or government. (PDF)

If you have questions, please contact the departmental advisor.

*Students who meet all the requirements for the track will have this noted on their final transcript.