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The Sociology major requires a minimum of 39 Sociology credits. Students may complete a General Sociology degree, with no option, or choose an option area in Criminology, Inequality and Social Justice, or Rural and Environmental Change.  All  Sociology students must complete the four required core courses (Introduction to Sociology, Social Statistics, Sociological Research Methods, and Classical Sociological Theory) and  an upper division writing course in Sociology or another department.  Students at UM may choose the catalog year under which they will graduate.  Please consult the relevant catalog and Degree Checklist for additional requirements.  No more than 60 Sociology credits may count towards the degree.

 In addition to meeting departmental requirements, students must meet all University-wide requirements, as specified in the catalog. These include: completing 120 credits, meeting the General Education requirements (including the Upper-division Writing Proficiency Assessment), and taking 39 credits of upper-division course work. See the Academic Policies and Procedures section of the undergraduate catalog for other requirements.