Undergraduate Programs

Major Requirements

Class of 2018 and 2019


All Sociology majors, including those who elect to do one of the clusters, must complete ten Sociology courses. None of the ten courses may be taken pass-fail, and at least six of the courses must be listed or cross-listed by the Tufts University Department of Sociology. All courses must have grades of C- or higher.

  1. Three (3) Core Sociology courses (at least two [2] must be taken in the Sociology Department on the Tufts Medford Campus):
    1. SOC 001 Introduction to Sociology
    2. SOC 103 Survey of Social Theory (Spring only)
    3. Research Methods Requirement:

    4. To satisfy the research requirement you may take EITHER SOC 100 alone, or, BOTH SOC 101 AND SOC 102.

      OPTION 1
      SOC 100 Research Design and Interpretation (Fall only)

      or

      OPTION 2
      SOC 101 Quantitative Research Methods (Fall only)

      AND

      SOC 102 Qualitative Research Methods

  2. One (1) seminar course numbered 180-195 and designated as a seminar (SEM:). Note: SOC 193 and SOC 194 are NOT seminar courses and will not count toward the seminar requirement.
  3. Six (6) Sociology elective courses (Five [5] if 101 AND 102 are taken as the research requirement)



Class of 2020 and beyond


All Sociology majors, including those who elect to do one of the clusters, must complete ten Sociology courses. None of the ten courses may be taken pass-fail, and at least six of the courses must be listed or cross-listed by the Tufts University Department of Sociology. All courses must have grades of C- or higher.

  1. Three (3) Core Sociology courses (at least two [2] must be taken in the Sociology Department on the Tufts Medford Campus):
    1. SOC 001 Introduction to Sociology
    2. SOC 100 Research Design and Interpretation (Fall only)
    3. SOC 103 Survey of Social Theory (Spring only)
  2. One (1) seminar course numbered 180-195 and designated as a seminar (SEM:). Note: SOC 193 and SOC 194 are NOT seminar courses and will not count toward the seminar requirement.

  3. Six (6) Sociology elective courses