Students majoring in sociology must complete 36 credits of sociology, anthropology, and criminal justice with at least a 2.0 grade-point average in these courses combined.
Students must complete 18 credits of the 36 required for the major as follows:
50:070:213 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
50:070:307 Psychological Anthropology (3) or 50:920:357 Individual and Society (3)
50:920:207 Introduction to Sociology (3)
50:920:301 Methods and Techniques of Social Research (3)
50:920:325 Sociological Theory (3)
50:920:332 Social Stratification (3) or 50:920:316 Race and Ethnicity (3)
Students also must complete 18 credits of the 36 required for the major in departmental electives. Departmental electives include courses in sociology, anthropology, and criminal justice, but note that at least one of the departmental electives must be in anthropology. Neither 50:070:213 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology nor 50:070:307 Psychological Anthropology can be used to fulfill the elective requirement in anthropology. At least half of the credits for the major must be taken at Rutgers. Course 50:920:301 Methods and Techniques of Social Research should be taken shortly after the introductory courses and preferably before the junior year.
Students may opt to take one of the following urban studies courses as one of their electives in the sociology major:
50:975:102 Approaches to Urban Studies (3)
50:975:104 Power and Decision Making in Urban Communities (3)
50:975:204 Poverty and Urban Environmental Systems (3)
50:975:339 Housing and Planning Seminar (3)
50:975:413 Urban and Regional Revitalization (3)
50:975:478 History of Planning Thought (3)