• Sociology

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    Department of Sociology
    1536 Hewitt Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55104


    Sharon Preves
    Department Chair

  • Sociology students in Giddens Learning Center (GLC)

    Sociology Major & Minor

    Sociology Major Requirements

    A student who wishes to major in sociology must take 40 credits in the department. These courses must include:

    These four courses (16 credits) form a foundation of sociological knowledge. The remaining 24 credits are selected by students to reflect their individual interests.

    The department strongly recommends that sociology majors take statistics, either PSY 1340: Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences or ECON 1330: Statistics (these courses do not count as part of the sociology major). Knowledge of statistics is invaluable in doing sociological research and is frequently required by graduate schools. 

    Students who are interested in pursuing graduate work in social work should take a course in biology, preferably human biology. Students are also encouraged to take internships.


  • Sociology Minor Requirements 

    A minor in sociology consists of 24 credits in sociology coursework including completion of: 

  • News
    • Senior Jenna Potter, an English major and German and communications double minor at Hamline, was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to teach in Hamburg, Germany. Senior Libby Otto named as alternate to Norway.
    • A group of 43 undergraduate students and faculty attended the 2014 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in Lexington, KY from April 2 through April 5. Students presented 35 different projects that resulted from their collaborative research at Hamline.
    • Hear about the eye-opening experiences of Hamline students who participated in this year’s Catalyst spring break service trips.