Bachelor of Science in Sociology

The study of sociology seeks innovative ways to think about and analyze human systems and behaviors. At Illinois Institute of Technology, sociology students learn how contemporary sociology is incubating fresh approaches to problems that are local and global, theoretical and applied. Faculty research focuses on the sociology of technology, science, and the built environment.

Majors are required to complete 36 credit hours in sociology. This includes an 18 credit hour sociology core, including a senior seminar or “capstone course” in which students will produce a research paper or other project that demonstrates their interest and skills to potential employers and/or graduate schools. In addition, students take another 18 credit hours of SOC or SSCI electives.

The objectives of the sociology program are to develop graduates who can demonstrate:

  • An understanding of key sociological concepts and theories.

  • Ability to investigate sociological questions with appropriate methods.

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.

Required Courses

Sociology Requirements (18)
SSCI 100Introduction to the Profession3
SOC 200Introduction to Sociology3
or SOC 203 Engaging Sociology
SSCI 209Social Science Research Methods3
SSCI 210Social and Political Thought3
SSCI 321Social Inequality3
SOC 490Senior Seminar3
Sociology Electives (18)
Select six additional SOC or SSCI courses18
Mathematics Requirements (6)
Select two courses at the level of MATH 119 or above including PSYC 203 or BUS 2216
Humanities and Social Science Requirements (21)
See IIT Core Curriculum, sections B and C21
Natural Sciences Requirements (11)
See IIT Core Curriculum, section D11
Computer Science Requirement (2)
CS 105Introduction to Computer Programming2
or CS 110 Computing Principles
Free Electives (45)
Select 45 credit hours45
Interprofessional Projects (6)
See IIT Core Curriculum, section E6
Total Credit Hours127
 

Bachelor of Science in Sociology Curriculum

Year 1
Semester 1Credit HoursSemester 2Credit Hours
SSCI 1003CS 105 or 1102
SOC 200 or 2033SSCI 3213
Humanities 200-level Course3Natural Science or Engineering Elective4
Mathematics Elective13Humanities Elective (300+)3
Natural Science or Engineering Elective4Social Sciences Elective (300+)3
 16 15
Year 2
Semester 1Credit HoursSemester 2Credit Hours
SSCI 2103SSCI 2093
PSYC 20314Sociology Elective3
Natural Science or Engineering Elective3IPRO Elective I3
Humanities Elective (300+)3Social Sciences Elective (300+)3
Social Sciences Elective3Free Elective3
 16 15
Year 3
Semester 1Credit HoursSemester 2Credit Hours
IPRO Elective II3Sociology Elective3
Sociology Elective3Sociology Elective3
Sociology Elective3Free Elective3
Humanities or Social Sciences Elective3Free Elective3
Free Elective3Free Elective3
Free Elective3Free Elective3
 18 18
Year 4
Semester 1Credit HoursSemester 2Credit Hours
SOC 4903Free Elective3
Sociology Elective3Free Elective3
Free Elective3Free Elective3
Free Elective3Free Elective3
Free Elective3Free Elective3
 15 15
Total Credit Hours: 128
1

Two mathematics courses at the level of MATH 119 or above, including PSYC 203.