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Sociology Pre-Law Major

Degree in Sociology Pre-Law

Sociology Pre-Law Requirements


sociology Pre-law Degree Requirements

Students who enter this program often have a goal of attending law school. This program provides a broad liberal preparation for this purpose. Students are encouraged to develop communication and analytic skills in a variety of academic disciplines. Course work is designed to encourage learning in several social sciences, writing, and text analysis.

 

The combined list of requirements for Sociology Pre-Law, College of Arts and Sciences, and the University can be downloaded as an Acrobat pdf. The requirements listed below only include the requirements specific to Sociology Pre-Law.

  • Sociology Core Courses (9 hours of required sociology courses and 4 hour statistics class)
    • Soc 1000: Intro to Sociology
    • Psy 2110:  Statistics
    • Soc 3000: Theory
    • Soc 3500: Research Methods
  • Criminal Justice Requirement (1 course/3 hours)
    • Soc 2600: Criminal Justice
  • Pre-Law Electives (2 courses/6 hours)
    • Pols 2200: The Politics of Law
    • Pols 2700: Introduction to Political Theory
    • Soc 4620: Sociology of the Courts
    • Soc 4640 Law in Societies
    • Soc 4710: Gender and Justice
  • Sociology Upper-division Concentration (any 3 courses/9 hours at the 3000/4000 level)
    • Soc 3090: Sociology of Appalachia
    • Soc 3150: Social Identities
    • Soc 3270: Sociology of Education
    • Soc 3290: Race and Ethnic Relations
    • Soc 3300: Sociology of Poverty
    • Soc 3310: Class and Inequality
    • Soc 3350: Economic Sociology
    • Soc 3400: Population and Society
    • Soc 3560J: Writing in Sociology & Anthropology
    • Soc 3720: Sociology of Masculinity
    • Soc 4000: Emergent Topics in Sociology Theory
    • Soc 4130: Media and Society
    • Soc 4140: Contemporary Social Movements
    • Soc 4160: Society and Individual
    • Soc 4190: Group Processes
    • Soc 4210: Comparative Studies of Family
    • Soc 4220: The American Family System
    • Soc 4240: Urban Sociology
    • Soc 4280: Sociology of Religion
    • Soc 4300: Sociology of Organization
    • Soc 4320: Political Sociology
    • Soc 4330: Sociology of Work
    • Soc 4500: Data Analysis
    • Soc 4650: Social Change
    • Soc 4700: Sociology of Gender
    • Soc 4810: Environmental Sociology
  • Capstone requirement
    • Soc 4950:  Sociology Capstone (3 hours, topics vary by instructor and year)

The sociology major requires training in the core areas of the discipline and a flexible range of topics for specialization.

The following list of requirements can be downloaded as an Acrobat pdf.

A. Required Courses:

Earn a C or better in the following 3 courses:

SOC 1000 - Introduction to Sociology
SOC 3000 - Development of Sociological Theory
SOC 3500 - Elementary Research Techniques

B. Statistics Course:

Complete one of the following courses:

PSY 2210 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
ECON 3810 - Economic Statistics
MATH 2500 - Introduction to Statistics
QBA 2010 - Introduction to Business Statistics

C. Sociology Concentration:

Complete three courses at the 3000- or 4000- level.

SOC 3090 - Sociology of Appalachia
SOC 3150 - Social Identities
SOC 3270 - Sociology of Education
SOC 3290 - Race and Ethnic Relations
SOC 3300 - Sociology of Poverty
SOC 3310 - Class and Inequality
SOC 3350 - Economic Sociology
SOC 3400 - Population and Society
SOC 3560J - Writing in Sociology & Anthropology
SOC 3650 - Sociology of Mental Illness
SOC 3720 - Sociology of Masculinity
SOC 4000 - Emergent Topics in Sociological Theory
SOC 4130 - Media and Society
SOC 4140 - Contemporary Social Movements
SOC 4160 - Society and the Individual
SOC 4190 - Group Processes
SOC 4210 - Comparative Studies of Family
SOC 4220 - The American Family System
SOC 4240 - Urban Sociology
SOC 4280 - Sociology of Religion
SOC 4300 - Sociology of Organization
SOC 4320 - Political Sociology
SOC 4330 - Sociology of Work
SOC 4500 - Data Analysis
SOC 4620 - Sociology of the Courts
SOC 4640 - Law in Societies
SOC 4650 - Social Change
SOC 4670 - Violence Against Women
SOC 4700 - Sociology of Gender
SOC 4710 - Gender and Justice
SOC 4810 - Environmental Justice

D. Criminal Justice System Requirement

Complete one course.

SOC 2600 - Criminal Justice

E. Pre-Law Electives

Complete two courses from the following list. These courses will satisfy the major requirements in the sociology major or distribution in Arts and Sciences for social science.

POLS 2200 - The Politics of Law
POLS 2700 - Introduction to Political Theory
SOC 4620 - Sociology of the Courts
SOC 4640 - Law in Societies
SOC 4710 - Gender and Justice

F. Sociology Capstone

SOC 4950 - Sociology Capstone

Note: The above major, college, and university requirements should be considered only as a guide.  Official requirements depend on student catalog of entry.  Students should consult the Ohio University Undergraduate Catalog and consider it the final authority with regard to degree requirements:  http://www.catalogs.ohio.edu/.

Learn more about the OHIO Department of Sociology and Anthropology!

Visit our website:
http://www.cas.ohiou.edu/SocAnth/

Or contact us at:
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Bentley Annex 162
Athens, Ohio 45701
Telephone: 740-593-1350
Fax:  740-593-1365
E-mail:  socanth@ohio.edu

 

 

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