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PURDUE UNIVERSITY

SOCIOLOGY
HONORS, B.A.
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

WHAT IS SOCIOLOGY?
Studying sociology trains students to
critically analyze many aspects of society,
from institutions like family, religion, and
government to topics such as crime, city
life, unemployment, marriage, and suicide. 
Sociologists view individual lives within
the context of the history of civilization. 

COURSEWORK MAY INCLUDE:


SOC 31000: Racial and Ethnic Diversity
SOC 35000: Social Psychology of Marriage
SOC 41900: Sociology of Law

POST-GRADUATION
Common career paths for sociology majors
include law, social work, teaching, research,  SOCIOLOGY MIGHT BE A GOOD FIT IF YOU ARE...
human resources, and public relations. 
Sociology requires strong critical thinking  Sociologists must  focus not on individual facts
Sociology majors hoping to work as or cases, but on how these  examples fit into
thinking skills and a good deal of curiosity. 
teachers or professors usually go on to Sociologists must be rational and analytical the "big picture" patterns of society.  Imagining 
pursue a master's degree or PhD in while searching for answers to complex how big problems were created and how they
sociology.  For those  interested in legal questions .  can be solved requires inuititive qualities.
work, law school is the next destination.
I N V E S T I G A T I V E I N T U I T I V E
SOCIOLOGY at PURDUE
“Neither the life of an individual
PLAN OF STUDY
To graduate from the College
Insights
nor the history of a society can of Liberal Arts, students must... The Sociology major gives students
be understood without Complete the University plenty of ability to choose courses, as
Core Curriculum
understanding both.”  most are chosen from selective lists.
Complete the Liberal Arts
- C. Wright Mills, The Sociological Imagination
Core Curriculum, including:
 foreign language Third and fourth year
proficiency through level IV

CODO
sociology students may
3 credits in mathematics pursue service-learning
3 credits in statistics
requirements 6 credits in natural sciences 
internships in the
Lafayette area.
To graduate from the
Minimum 2.0 GPA
Sociology Honors B.A.
No minimum semesters or program, students must...
Purdue's sociology program is affiliated
credits taken Complete 39 total credits in
with the Social Research Institute.
No course requirements Sociology, including a senior
Faculty are currently working on over
Complete New Liberal Arts honors seminar and senior
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