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
From declaring a major to finding the sociology courses that best match your
interests, learn what's required to obtain a sociology degree. Study
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.
Our curriculum features classes that focus on both sociological theories and
research. Find your courses.
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.