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Department of Communication and Sociology

Martin Bldg., Room 136
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4840
Email: smyers@ucmo.edu





Current Sociology Students

Academic Advisement

Students who need assistance planning their successful progression through a degree from UCM do so with the help of an academic advisor. Students pursuing degrees from the Department of Communication and Sociology may seek advising assistance from the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Academic Advising Center, located in the Martin Building Room 124.

In addition, each student in the Department of Communication and Sociology is also assigned a departmental advisor. In the Sociology Program, the program advisor is Dr. Robert Fernquist, who gives one-on-one course planning guidance to students in specific areas of study.

For more information, please visit the Sociology Program office, Martin Building Room 236.  You can also contact Dr. Mary E. Kelly who is the program director and undergraduate coordinator for Sociology.

Applying to Pursue a Sociology Degree

To apply to one of the Sociology degree programs, students must officially declare their major at College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Academic Advising Center, located in the Martin Building Room 124.

Students can also declare their major by filling out the Degree Declaration/Change form located in the Sociology Program office.

For more information, please visit the Sociology Program office, Martin Building Room 236 or visit with Dr. Mary E. Kelly, the sociology undergraduate coordinator.

What are Arranged Courses?

SOC 4815 (Special Projects inSociology) is nota traditional "classroom" course in which students can enroll on their own. Special projects allow a student to work one-on-onewith a Sociology faculty member on a project of interest to both the facultymember and the student.Earning coursecredit for this type of instructionrequires a special arrangement betweenthe student andfaculty member. Once the details of your special project arrangement are finalized and you've obtainedproper approval and signatures,Sociology personnel willenroll youin theappropriate"course" for one to six hours of credit.

Occasionally a new class will be offered under the SOC 4815 number.  These classes are traditional classes in which students can enroll themselves.

Required Courses

Every Sociology major completes six required courses:

  • SOC 1800 General Sociology (3)
  • SOC 2805 Introduction to Social Research (3)

(Note double majors may replace 2805 with Soc 4890 if they have completed upper level research courses in a second major, with instructor permission)

  • SOC 2845 Social Inequality (3)

OR

SOC 2850 Institutions & Social Action (3)

  • SOC 4860 Sociological Thought (3)
  • SOC 4890 Social Survey Research (3)
  • SOC 4895 Senior Seminar in Public Sociology (3)

Sociology minors must complete three required courses:

  • SOC 1800 General Sociology (3)

OR

SOC 1830 Social Problems (3)

  • SOC 2805 Introduction to Social Research (3)

OR

SOC 4890 Social Survey Research (3)

(Note minor students may replace 2805 with Soc 4890 if they have completed upper level research courses in their major, with instructor permission)

  • SOC 2845 Social Inequality (3)

OR

SOC 2850 Institutions & Social Action (3)

Course Rotation

Not all sociology courses are offered each semester, and some courses are only offered every other year. Staying up-to-date with the rotation schedule for courses youneed to takeis the key to graduating on time.In particular, SOC 4890 Social Survey Research and SOC 4895 Senior Seminar in Public Sociology are ONLY offered in the Fall and SOC 4860 Sociological Thought is ONLY offered in the spring.

What Can I Do With This Major?
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