JMU Major: Sociology
The major in sociology strongly develops skills in critical thinking, research, analysis, writing and communication. Sociology students frequently go on to post-graduate education and/or careers in both public and private employment sectors.
Environment, Technologies and Innovations
Community Action and Evaluation
Markets and Cultures
Political and Global Analysis
Social Inequalities and Public Policy
New Freshmen and Transfer Students
Students should declare the Sociology major when they register for orientation.
Currently Enrolled Major Changers
Students should submit a "Change or Declaration of Major" form and obtain the signature of the program coordinator in Sheldon Hall.
Students must earn at least a "C-" in all sociology courses. If a student earns below a "C-" in a course he or she can retake the course once in order to meet the "C-" standard.
Remain in good academic standing with at least a cumulative GPA of 2.00.