Sociology Major

Sociology Major

Sociology

Major

The study of sociology investigates human behavior, cognition, group dynamics, and social institutions by analyzing the complex interactions between environmental, social, and cultural influences.

Sociology is concerned with the scientific study of social groups and human interaction.  Army Sociology is concerned with the following:

  • ameliorating social problems
  • empiricism
  • ethnography
  • locality
  • reform of the human condition
  • providing a window to the world of human experiences
  • highlighting the intersections of human experience
  • emphasizing how individuals are contextually embedded
  • challenging the common sense with the ironic
  • providing a just voice for our subjects of study

 

To learn more about this area of study, visit the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership.

Required Courses

PL363 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS 

PL371 INTRODUCTORY SOCIOLOGY

PL372 SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY

PL377 SOCIAL INEQUALITY 

PL384 SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY

PL393 CRIMINOLOGY-CRIM JUST SYSTM

PL488D COLLOQUIUM-BSL-SOCIOLOGY

 

Sample Electives

EN300 LITERARY METHODOLOGIES 

HI398 CIVIL RIGHTS IN AMER HIST

MA367 MATH FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES

MA376 APPLIED STATISTICS

MA394 FUNDAMENTALS/NETWORK SCIENCE

PL361 RESEARCH METHODS I

PL383 EXPERIMENTAL SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY 

PL497 SEMINAR IN BEHAVIORAL SCI

PL498 ADV STUDY-BEHAVIOR SCI

SS360 POL SCI RESEARCH METHODS 

SS368 ECONOMETRICS I

SS381 CULTURAL/POLIT ANTHROPOLOGY 

SS390 BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS

SS392 POLITICS-RACE,GENDER,SEXUALITY

 

This major offers an honors track. 

 

To learn more, view the full Sociology Major Curriculum.

Cadets in this majors can apply to participate in a summer Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) program, USMA-run academic enrichment experience. They also have the opportunity to travel on trip sections and present their work at various academic conferences. 

 

To learn more about enrichment for this area of study, visit the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership or the West Point Leadership Center.