University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Sociology B.A. - Sociology Education

  • This major concentration contains course requirements designed to meet state standards. Those interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete the education/teaching concentration of a major in a teaching content area plus the Teacher Education Program through the Department of Teaching and Learning. Additional teaching areas can be added through completion of the education/teaching concentration of a major or education/teaching minor in that content area.
  • To complete this concentration, you need to contact the Teaching and Learning Department. Approvals for this track must come from the Teaching and Learning Department.
  • This major does not qualify as a single field endorsement. Individuals must complete the education/teaching concentration in a second major or education/teaching minor in another content area.

Bachelor of Arts - Sociology; Concentration in Sociology Education

General Education Requirements

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


Core Courses12
General Sociology Elective 24
Sociology Education Requirement3
Total Hours39

Degree Specific Credits: 39

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-

General Sociology Electives

Complete 24 credits of the following courses:24
Any Sociology (SOCI) course
Addiction Studies
Total Hours24

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Sociology Education Concentration

Note: The EDU 497 course number is used for multiple courses. Students should register for EDU 497 Methods: 5-12 Social Studies.

Complete the following course:
EDU 497Teaching and Assessing3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Secondary Teaching Licensure

Note: For endorsement to teach Sociology, a student also must gain admission to the Teacher Education Program and meet all the requirements for secondary teaching licensure. For more information, see the Teaching and Learning Department

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