Florida State University

Sociology

College of Social Sciences & Public Policy

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Undergraduate Program Overview

The Department of Sociology at FSU consists of more than 20 faculty members whose interests range widely from Demography, Health and Aging, to the Family, Gender, Inequality and Social Change. We have strong undergraduate and graduate programs and the department is recognized as having prestige both nationally and in the South. We would be glad to talk with you about taking sociology courses and becoming a major.

Our undergraduate program is built around five major areas: Social Organization; Personality and Society; Population and Human Ecology; Social Issues and Change; and the Family. Undergraduate students can conduct Directed Individual Study projects with particular faculty and an Honors Program is open to qualified students.

The Sociology major consists of thirty semester hours. Sociology majors are required to complete the following courses with a grade of C- or better: Sociological Theory (SYA 4010), Methods of Social Research (SYA 4300), and Social Statistics (SYA 4400).  The remaining 21 credit hours are chosen from SYA, SYD, SYG, SYO and SYP courses. A minor in Sociology requires fifteen hours. Both bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees are offered.

Please contact the College’s Undergraduate Advising Office or Dr. Teresa Roach (troach@fsu.edu) with any questions or for further information. For an appointment with the Department of Sociology’s undergraduate advisor, please contact Michelle Bravo (850-644-8336, mbravo@fsu.edu) or stop by room 526A Bellamy.

For more detailed information about our major and minor, you may also consult the FSU Undergraduate Bulletin.