Double Major Options

Pursuing a second major gives you a more diverse skillset and can help you stand out to future employers.

Benefits of Double Majoring

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Double-Dipping Courses

We have agreements with several departments across the campus to encourage our students to double major in our programs (see the options below). Double use of a course means using one course for two different major requirements. This is generally allowed only for course requirements in the major, and not for other requirements. 

Students who double major are not required to complete a minor. Those in dual-degree programs can often use courses from their second degree toward the minor requirements in their first degree. Contact your advisor for more details.

If you are interested in sharing courses with a major not listed below, check with your advisor to explore the possibilities. Also see double-dipping policies for different UA departments.

Double Major/Dual Degree Options

You may take up to nine credit hours (three classes) that will count toward satisfying the requirements of both a Sociology and Philosophy major. These nine credit hours will count toward the “Electives” part of the Philosophy major, in either the General Track or the Ethics Track and toward the departmental elective part of the Sociology major. You will still need to fulfill all the core and area distribution requirements for both majors.

PHIL/SOC double majors may double-dip up to 9 credits for both majors from the following courses:

  • PHIL 113: Intro to Moral and Social Philosophy
  • PHIL 213: Contemporary Moral Problems
  • PHIL 220: Philosophy of Happiness
  • PHIL 233: Philosophy of Religion
  • PHIL 305: Intro to the Philosophy of Science
  • PHIL 321: Medical Ethics
  • PHIL 323: Environmental Ethics
  • PHIL 324: Law & Morality
  • PHIL/GWS: 330  Analytic Feminist Philosophy
  • PHIL 345: Philosophy & Psychiatry
  • PHIL 347: Neuroethics
  • PHIL 410: History of Ethics
  • PHIL 434: Social and Political Philosophy
  • SOC 300: Sources of Sociological Theory
  • SOC/CHS 303: Health and Society
  • SOC 307: Environmental Sociology
  • SOC 315: Political Sociology
  • SOC 345: Sociology of Rights, Justice, and Law
  • SOC/CHS 350: Environment, Health, and Society
  • SOC 357: The Pursuit of Happiness: Sociology of Happiness
  • SOC/CHS 401: Health Disparities in Society
  • SOC/PA 416: Health, Ethics and Public Policy

Communication and Sociology double majors may use SBS200 as their Stats requirement and to replace our required Stats course (SOC 375) with an upper-division elective course.

Core Courses

  • COMM 101
  • COMM 228
  • COMM 300
  • SOC 101
  • SOC 300
  • SOC 374
  • SOC 375 OR (SBS200 + upper division SOC elective)

COMM/SOC double majors can double-dip up to 6 units from the following courses:

  • COMM 369a: Health Communication
  • COMM 401: Lifespan
  • COMM 403: Theory of Small Group Communication
  • COMM 407: Family Communication
  • COMM 417A: Relational Communication
  • SOC 303: Health and Society
  • SOC 317: Popular Culture
  • SOC 321: Families and Society
  • SOC 459: Sociology of Gender
  • SOC 467: Race & Ethnicity
  • COMM/SOC 420: Communication and the Legal Process

With an increasing need for highly-analytic individuals who can resolve complex and seemingly intractable situations in the medical fields, a dual degree in Care Health & Society (B.S.) and Philosophy (B.A.) is a natural combination. The Philosophy department offers an Ethics Track that is well suited to training individuals to be able to think through the complex ethical dilemmas that face Care Workers on a daily basis.

You may take up to nine credit hours (three classes) that will count toward satisfying the requirements of both programs. These nine credit hours will count toward the “Electives” part of the Philosophy major, in either the General Track or the Ethics Track and toward the elective part of the CHS major. You will still need to fulfill all the core and area distribution requirements for both majors. You may automatically double dip from the following courses:

  • PHIL 110: Logical & Critical Thinking
  • PHIL 213: Contemporary Moral Problems
  • PHIL 220: Philosophy of Happiness
  • PHIL 305: Intro to the Philosophy of Science
  • PHIL 321: Medical Ethics
  • PHIL 345: Philosophy & Psychiatry
  • PHIL 347: Neuroethics
  • CHS/SOC 303: Health and Society
  • CHS 309: Ethical Issues Common to the Helping Profession
  • CHS/SOC 350: Environment, Health, and Society
  • CHS/SOC 401: Health Disparities in Society

Sociology and Gender & Women's Studies double majors can double-dip up to 12 units from the courses below.

Currently cross-listed, and could count toward both majors:

  • GWS/SOC 427: Women and Work
  • GWS/SOC 448: Sociology of the Body
  • GWS/SOC 459: Sociology of Gender
  • GWS/SOC 487: Feminist Interpretations of Health

Not currently cross-listed, but could count toward both majors as Department Elective Credit:

  • GWS 240: Gender in a Transnational World
  • GWS 305: Feminist Theories
  • GWS 308: Gender, Labor and Families
  • GWS 325: Gender, Sexuality & International Migration
  • SOC 304: Race, Class, Gender and Sports
  • SOC 325: Men and Masculinities

Students double majoring in both Family Studies & Human Development and Care, Health & Society can double-dip up to 12 units from the courses below.

Not currently cross-listed, but could count toward both majors as Department Elective Credit:

  • FSHD 257: Dynamics of Family Relations
  • FSHD 323: Infancy/Child Development
  • FSHD 377: Adolescence
  • FSHD 405: Theories of Counseling
  • FSHD 408: Program Planning and Evaluation
  • FSHD 413: Issues of Aging
  • FSHD 427A: Problems in Adult Development and Relations
  • FSHD 427C: Problems in Child/Adolescent Development and Relations
  • FSHD 450: Human Sexuality and Relations
  • CHS 204: Introduction to the Helping Professions
  • CHS 303: Health and Society
  • CHS 305: Suffering and Care in Society
  • CHS 306: Interprofessional Care
  • CHS 309: Ethical Issues in the Helping Professions
  • CHS 350: Environment, Health and Society
  • CHS 401: Health Disparities in Society
  • CHS 460: Self-Care in the Helping Professions

Students pursuing a dual degree in Family Studies & Human Development  can double-dip up to 12 units from the courses below.

Not currently cross-listed, but could count toward both majors as Department Elective Credit:

  • FSHD 257: Dynamics of Family Relations
  • FSHD 323: Infancy/Child Development
  • FSHD 377: Adolescence
  • FSHD 408: Program Planning and Evaluation
  • FSHD 413: Issues of Aging
  • FSHD 450: Human Sexuality and Relations
  • SOC 222: Gender Identities, Interactions and Relationships
  • SOC 232: Individuals, Groups and Society
  • SOC 321: Families and Society
  • SOC 324: Sociology of Sexuality
  • SOC 325: Men and Masculinities
  • SOC 341: Juvenile Delinquency
  • SOC 374: Social Research Methods