2020-2021 Catalog 
    Oct 26, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

Sociology and Women’s and Ethnic Studies (WEST) Double Major

The Sociology department and WEST program offer a double major for students interested in majoring in both degrees. Double majors are allowed to:

  • Double-count 6 credit hours of any courses cross-listed in both Sociology and WEST.
  • Choose a WEST or SOC Summit Experience.

General Requirements

  • 30 credit hours in Sociology and 30 credit hours in WEST. 18 credit hours of upper-division (3000+ level) courses must be taken from each department.
  • Complete the Summit Experience.
  • All courses in SOC and WEST must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  • Credit hours will total 54-55, depending on Summit Experience selection.

Course Requirements

Women’s and Ethnic Studies (WEST) Courses

Complete one course from each of the following WEST Substantive Areas.

Transnational/Global Studies

Creative and Artistic Expression

Social Movements, Communities, and History


Summit Experience

Option 1

Complete each of the following:

  • One SOC/WEST crosslisted, upper-division (3000+ level) elective course
  • One WEST upper-division (3000+ level) elective course
  • One of the following Tracks
  • The Sociology Exit Exam

Complete either the honors or standard-track capstone requirement.

Honors Track

Students completing the honors track will receive departmental honors upon successful completion and graduation.

Standard Track

Complete one SOC course with a Compass Curriculum Summit flag. Courses on the Substantive list that have a Summit flag may double count. Options may include the following courses. Additional options may be available in any given semester. Contact the sociology department chair, Dr./Professor Michele Companion, at mcompani@uccs.edu, for more information.

Option 2