The Sociology Major and Minor

The Sociology Major

Students who major in sociology at Mount Holyoke become familiar with the works of major sociological thinkers and contemporary research methods and theory. They acquire the critical ability to understand social trends and problems, and to collect and analyze data.

The major requires a minimum of 36 credits in sociology. See the Sociology chapter of the course catalogue for detailed information on requirements.

The Sociology Minor

The sociology minor requires a minimum of 20 credits in sociology, including at least 4 credits at the 300 level.

See the Sociology chapter of the course catalogue for detailed information on requirements.

Independent Study and Honors Work

For Information on Independent Study and Honors work please see our guidelines.