2021-2022 Catalog 
    May 23, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED 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

Sociology Courses

Women’s and Ethnic Studies Courses

Substantive Area Courses

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

Transnational/Global Studies

Creative and Artistic Expression

Social Movements, Communities, and History

Upper-Division WEST Electives

Complete 6 additional hours of unused upper-division (3000+ level) Women’s and Ethnic Studies electives.

Double Major Summit Experience Options

Complete either the Sociology or WEST Summit Experience options.

Sociology Summit Experience

Complete each of the following:

  • 3 credit hours of SOC/WEST crosslisted, upper-division (3000+ level) electives.
  • 3 credit hours WEST upper-division (3000+ level) electives.
  • One of the Capstone tracks (below).
  • The Sociology Exit Exam

Complete either the Honors or Standard Track Summit Experience.

Honors Track

Students completing the honors track will receive departmental honors upon successful completion and graduation. Complete both courses below.

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 include the following courses. Additional options may be available in any given semester. Contact the Sociology department chair for more information.

WEST Summit Experience

Complete all of the following requirements: