Students may choose their twelve hours of electives from the many offerings in the department. At least two of the elective courses must be at the 3000- to 5000-level.
Limitations to the requirements above include: (1) a maximum of 12 hours transferred from a two-year institution may be included; (2) at least 9 hours must be taken at Western Michigan University. Any variance of the above requirements must be approved by the Undergraduate Advisor, 3225 Sangren Hall.
Transfer students should see the department advisor, since any transfer credit in sociology without a stated equivalent must be evaluated by the department if it is to apply toward a sociology major or minor.
Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement
Students who have chosen the Sociology major will satisfy the Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement by successfully completing: