At least 30 semester hours of coursework in sociology, including Sociology 302, 317L (or approved substitution), 317M, and 379M. At least 18 semester hours must be in upper-division courses. Sociology majors must earn grades of at least C in Sociology 302, 317L (or approved substitution), and 317M. To enroll in Sociology 317M for a second time, a student must have the consent of a sociology undergraduate adviser. Students may not enroll in Sociology 317M more than twice.

If the student completes an approved substitute course instead of Sociology 317L, that course is counted toward the 30 hours required for the major and is included in the major grade point average.