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Degree Programs


Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Arts

Majors Offered

Sociology

Minors Offered

Sociology

Students should begin the major (or minor) with two courses, taken in sequence—Foundations of Sociology and Social Research Methods. At the same time, we encourage majors to take Social Psychology and a lower division elective. These four courses will prepare you to move into the upper division's required core and elective courses, of which you must take a minimum of six.

You will also need to take a course in statistics and a course centered around experiential work such as our Field Work course.

Your final course, required of all seniors in their spring semester, is our Capstone Seminar, in which you will reflect on how sociology has enabled you thus far, and look ahead to what your sociological imagination has prepared you for, as you graduate from our program and Pacific.

Use the links to the left to learn more about our curriculum and courses.

(Please see the latest General Catalog for current degree requirements.)


Sociology students Gerald Jones, Makia Smith and Edgar Cardoza (’12) glance over the program of the annual Bioneers conference, which they attended as part of the class Environment and Society.
Sociology students Gerald Jones, Makia Smith and Edgar Cardoza ('12) glance over the program of the annual Bioneers conference, which they attended as part of the class Environment and Society.