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The sociology program encourages majors to select electives that create a coherent program of study suited to their special needs and interests. Such a focus would involve four or more courses from the following concentration groupings: 

  • Environment, Technologies, and Innovations
  • Political and Global Analysis
  • Community Action and Evaluation
  • Markets and Cultures
  • Social Inequalities and Public Policy

Degree Requirements:

The degree requirements for majoring or minoring in Sociology depend on the year in which you were admitted to JMU.  To learn more, click here.


For a full list of courses offered within the Sociology program at JMU, click here.

Independent Study:

We encourage our majors to conduct independent research projects (SOCI 490) with one of our faculty.  Contact a sociology professor with who you might want to work.  Click here for a list of past independent research projects conducted by JMU sociology majors.

Internships and Assistantships:

The Sociology Program encourages majors to consider participating in internships to further explore fields of interest, while also gaining valuable work experience (SOCI 492). Speak with your adviser for more details.


Student guidelines for senior honors project can be found here.

Many of our majors participate in one of three honors program tracks.  To learn more, click here.

Interested in going to graduate school?

Here are some documents our faculty put together to help you choose and get accepted into the best graduate school for you.