Sociology Program Overview Furman University

At Furman, our sociology program offers a balance of theoretical and research-oriented courses, enhanced by a selection of substantive classes available to both majors and non-majors. The five core requirements beyond introductory-level classes in our course offerings include a two-term methods sequence, social theory, a qualitative methods seminar (SOC 470), and another 400 level seminar course. We encourage student-faculty research projects, many of which yield student publications and participation at national and regional professional meetings. Social values are at the heart of our curriculum, along with dedicated faculty who take an interdisciplinary approach to learning, supporting efforts to broaden the curriculum to reflect multicultural and cross-cultural concerns.

Major requirements

From declaring a major to finding the sociology courses that best match your interests, learn what's required to obtain a sociology degree. Study with us.

Areas of study

Whether you're interested in medical sociology, crime and deviance, social inequality or urban sociology, you have the option to focus on several areas of study. Choose the area that interests you.

Course descriptions

Our curriculum features classes that focus on both sociological theories and research. Find your courses.

Global experience

At Furman, the study of sociology extends beyond our lecture halls. Our students have participated in study away trips to Africa and Latin America. Study away with us.



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