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Sociology Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Pathways: Behavioral and Social Sciences, Healthcare, Education

Sociology opens your mind to the hidden structures of social power that affect our everyday life and the major events that are happening around the world.

Academics

Fall
  • WVUE 191 First Year Seminar
    1
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Foreign Language 101
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • SOCA 101 Introduction to Sociology Exclamation Point
    3
  • SOCA 199 Orientation to Sociology and Anthropology
    1
14
Spring
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • ECAS Fine Arts Requirement
    3
  • Foreign Language 102
    3
  • SOCA 105 Introduction to Anthropology Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Elective
    1
16
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Attend New Student Orientation
  • Download the Guide application
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Eat a pepperoni roll
  • Consult Student Legal Services for advice on what to look for in an off-campus housing contract
  • Attend an alcohol-free event
  • Sign up for a Living-Learning Community
  • Make something at the WVU Craft Center

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Attend the study abroad fair
  • Donate surplus items from your room before leaving for home
  • Ask your RA questions about succeeding at the University
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Attend WELLWVU Bystander Intervention Training
  • Join an intramural team
  • Exercise daily
  • Join the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT)
  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 1

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Attend a resume writing class
  • Attend a career fair
  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Take a writing or communications class

Academics

Fall
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Foreign Language 203
    3
  • 200-level Sociology Course
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    STAT 201 Applied Statistical Modeling or
    STAT 211 Elementary Statistical Inference
15
Spring
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Foreign Language 204
    3
  • 200-level Sociology Course
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Get to know a faculty member in your department
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Visit the Outdoor Education Center and participate in a Challenge Course or Canopy Tour
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Attend a football game
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Make a friend from another country
  • Participate in an Adventure WV international adventure
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Join an intramural team
  • Take Student Wellness Ambassador peer certification
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Take a fitness class at the Rec Center
  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • SOCA 301 Sociological Theory Exclamation Point
    3
  • Upper-level Sociology Course
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • SOCA 311 Social Research Methods Exclamation Point
    3
  • Upper-level Sociology Course
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Engage in undergraduate research
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend a student or faculty performance at the Creative Arts Center
  • Visit the WVU Farm
  • Attend a football game
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend a Sophomore/Junior Year Experience trip or event

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Reach out and volunteer in the Morgantown community
  • Post a picture of you in another country in WVU gear
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Work on a community service project

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Become an Alcohol Literacy trainer and educate peers about the real effects of drinking alcohol
  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building
  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu
  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Join an intramural team

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Attend a career fair
  • Become a leader in your club sport team

Academics

Fall
  • Upper-level Sociology Course
    3
  • Anthropology, Criminology or Sociology Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • SOCA 488 The Capstone Experience
    3
  • Anthropology, Criminology or Sociology Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Attend the Graduation One-Stop Shop
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Complete the Campus Read

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend the Mountaineer Send-Off

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Participate in an alternative spring break

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Become a Student Wellness Ambassador Leader
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend a career fair
  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)

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