Mar 02, 2024  
2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology Major

Jennifer L. Huck

Chair of Communication, Criminal Justice, and Sociology Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology

Kelly Pinter

Lecturer of Criminial Justice and Sociology

Aaron Routhe

Senior Lecturer of Sociology and Sustainability

Program Advisor

Aaron Routhe (

The Sociology Program at Carroll University offers a major in sociology, as well as minors in general sociology and the sociology of sustainability (environmental sociology). Sociology majors may follow a curriculum track such as in social work, sustainability, pre-law, and pre-occupational therapy or physical therapy if they choose. The Sociology Program encourages majors to select a secondary major, or multiple minors, that reflect their career and personal interests and further prepares graduates for greater success in a more rapidly changing world.

The Mission of Pioneer Sociology is equipping graduates to work and lead: in building the resilience of individuals, families, and the groups they belong to (Community); and fostering the social, economic, and environmental flourishing (Sustainability) of peoples’ lives in the places they live. The PIOSOC motto is: Sociology with Purpose, Sociology for Change, Sociology in Motion - A Sociology for Community & Sustainability.

Learning Outcomes for Sociology

Students successfully completing the major are expected to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the variety and diversity of societal/cultural phenomena addressed by the field of sociology.
  2. Describe and apply sociological concepts, research methods, and theoretical perspectives to describe how societal/cultural forces shape individual’s personal experiences.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to develop and convey oral and written messages effectively in a professional manner.

Sociology Major (40 Credit Hours)

  • Core Courses
  • Plus four additional 4-credit elective 100- or 200-level courses in Sociology
  • And two 4-credit elective 300-level (non-Core Major) in Sociology

Suggested Career-Course Tracks in the Sociology Major:

Sociology majors may use one of the curriculum tracks listed below to select a minimum set of courses based on their vocational interests and career goals. Selecting a track is not required. It indicates interest in a possible career field and aids in one-on-one faculty advising to customize your Pioneer Sociology and Carroll University education, including selecting your general education (Pioneer Core) courses. Curriculum tracks available in the Sociology Program include:

Specific Sociology Program tracks in -

General Sociology Program tracks -


The Sociology Course catalog is under revision and does not list all courses currently available to register. Several courses for listed tracks are under review; inquire with the Sociology Program faculty advisor for current and complete approved course listing.

Bachelor of Science Requirements

Sociology Majors may take SOC 114  to meet their CMP 114  requirement

The requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree are:


Each major may have specific course sequencing requirements. For specific requirements, see “Required Support Courses” within each major