University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Sociology B.A. - Inequality and Social Justice

Inequality is at the core of most sociological inquires. The concentration in inequality and social justice examines the causes and consequences of inequalities based on class, gender, race/ethnicity, disability, age, and sexual orientation. Social inequalities at the local, national, and global levels are studied, as are the political, legal, and social processes that contribute to or reduce inequalities. Ethical elements of social justice are considered with regard to inequality. A concentration in inequality and social justice prepares students for employment in a variety of government and private-sector agencies, especially in social services, or for graduate school in Sociology. It also provides valuable preparation for related fields such as law, social work, education, counseling, politics, and public administration.


Bachelor of Arts - Sociology; Inequality and Social Justice Concentration

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 


Core Courses12
Sociology Electives9
Inequality and Social Justice Concentration Requirement3
Inequality and Social Justice Concentration Electives12
Total Hours36

Degree Specific Credits: 36

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Note: Students completing a double major in Sociology and Criminology must complete additional requirements for the Criminology major. See the Criminology major page for more information. 

Core Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
SOCI 101SIntroduction to Sociology3
SOCI 202Social Statistics3
SOCI 318Sociological Research Methods3
SOCI 455Classical Sociological Theory3
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Sociology Electives

Complete 9 credits of Sociology (SOCI) courses.9
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Inequality and Social Justice Concentration Requirement

Complete one of the following courses:3
Race, Gender & Class
Social Stratification
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Inequality and Social Justice Concentration Electives

Note: Students may apply only 6 credits of non-Sociology courses (SOCI) to the concentration requirements. 

Complete 12 credits of the following courses:12
Human Variation
Contemporary Issues of Indigenous Peoples
Gender and Communication
Rhetoric of Women's Activism
US Environmental Movement
Food Justice and Sustainability
Environmental Justice Issues & Solutions
US Multicultural Politics
Politics of Social Movements
Politics of the World Economy
Law and Discrimination
Psychology of Gender
Race, Gender & Class
Sociology of Work
Social Stratification
Sociology of Poverty
Prostitution & Human Trafficking
Internship SERV
Social Justice in Indian Country
Social and Political Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality
LGBTQ Studies
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Advanced Writing Courses

The following Sociology courses also fulfill the General Education Advanced Writing requirement:
Victims and Society
Seminar in Crime & Deviance
Capstone: Inequality and Social Justice
Writing for Sociology