Degree Requirements

General Requirements for the Major or Minor

General university degree requirements stipulate that 1) at least four units of the major or three units of the minor be taken in residence at Puget Sound; 2) students earn a GPA of 2.0 in courses taken for the major or the minor; and 3) all courses taken for a major or minor must be taken for graded credit. Any exceptions to these stipulations are indicated in the major and minor degree requirements listed below.

Requirements for the Major

The major in Sociology and Anthropology consists of eleven courses:

  • Required Courses: 200, 204, 295 or 296, 301, 302, 490 and 491.
  • Elective Courses: Four courses in Sociology and Anthropology, two of which must be at the 300 or above. (CONN 335 and CONN 480 may each be used as one of the 300-level or above electives.)

Majors may satisfy no more than two university core requirements from Sociology and Anthropology offerings. The Seminars in Scholarly Inquiry are not included in this limit .

Requirements for the Minor

A minor in Sociology and Anthropology consists of six courses: 200, 204, 295 or 296 and three electives, one of which must be at the 300 or higher level.


The Sociology and Anthropology Department reserves the right to evaluate courses on a case by case basis to determine whether they may be applied to a major or minor based on the age of the course.