College of Arts and Sciences Foreign Language Requirement: All graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences must satisfy a foreign language graduation requirement that may be met by: 3 years of one foreign language in high school or successful completion of the second semester or higher of college-level foreign language with a passing grade or equivalent proficiency as determined by examination. Students who have successfully completed one semester of college foreign language credit may elect to satisfy this requirement by studying abroad in an approved program in a non-English speaking country. American Sign Language may also be used to fulfill this requirement by transfer credit or by proficiency.
The sociology major has seven required core courses. With the exception of Introduction to Sociology (SOC 106), the core courses are open to sociology majors only. These courses form the framework of the sociology degree. The core courses are sequenced and students must earn a grade of "C" or better in each core course to successfully complete them and progress through the major.
Note: Students cannot take SOC 271, 275, and 270 in the same semester. They are advised to split these three courses into 2 semesters. It is also recommended that students take 292 no later than their junior year; however, students are allowed to take it concurrently with SOC 300 if needed.
A third enrollment in a core course requires approval of the department chair.
While creating a plan of study with the undergraduate advisor, students' educational and career goals are considered along with their interest in various subject areas within sociology. While the core courses must be taken in a particular sequence, each plan of study is developed through one-on-one consultation with the advisor and no two are exactly alike.
For more detailed information about the advising process see Academic Advising.
In order to graduate with Departmental Honors in Sociology the student must meet all university graduation requirements for the major plus meet the following requirements:
For more information contact Ryan Gray at krgray2@IllinoisState.edu.