Politics and Sociology

This is a sample degree plan for students pursuing a double major in politics and sociology. All students must consult with an advisor in making course selections that meet their individual needs. Students pursuing a double major in politics and sociology should consider completing a full semester studying abroad, and should consult with faculty advisors in both politics and sociology early in their program to plan effectively.

Year One
Fall Spring
EN 101 – Composition I EN 102 Composition II
POL 102 – International Relations POL 103 – Comparative Politics
SOC 131 – Principles of Sociology in Global Perspective Introductory History (HI)
PH 100 – Introduction to Philosophy TRS 100 – Theological Inquiry
University elective University elective


Year Two
Fall Spring
POL 210 – Western Political Concepts I Politics elective
POL 250 – Research and Writing Introductory Literature (LT-1)
POL 230 – American Policy Process Introductory Psychology or Economics (SS-1)
Advanced Theology/Religious Studies (TRS-2) or Theological Ethics (TRS-E) SOC 251 – Working for Justice, Working for Change
SOC 203 – The Global Village Politics elective
Year Three
Fall Spring
Fine Arts (FNA), Advanced History (HI-2), or Advanced Literature (LT-2) SOC 351 – Addressing Injustice: Research Methods
Politics elective Politics elective
Math (MT) Politics elective
SOC 350 – Social Justice Sociology elective
Sociology elective Natural Science (NS) with a lab
Year Four
Fall Spring
POL 400 – Internship POL 420 – Senior Seminar
Politics elective SOC 497 – Community Engagement Experience
Sociology elective Sociology elective
Advanced Philosophy (PH-2) or Philosophical Ethics (PH-E) Politics elective
SOC 495 Senior Practicum Fine Arts (FNA), Advanced Literature (LT-2) or Advanced History (HI-2)