Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
The Sociology curriculum is designed to prepare students for employment in a range of careers or for advanced study in sociology, law, criminology, criminal justice, counseling, education, research, population, social work or other related fields. Sociology prepares majors to deal with the constant social change that is today’s world.
In addition to understanding the organization of social groups and the human behaviors that comprise everyday social life, sociologists remain important contributors to the collection of data pertaining to these levels of human behavior. The undergraduate sociology major learns to identify problems, formulate appropriate questions, search for answers, analyze data, organize information, and express themselves in written and spoken communication.
The undergraduate major provides a strong liberal arts degree for entry-level positions throughout the business, social service, and government worlds. In addition to the general education requirements, a student majoring in sociology must complete:
(1) 30 hours of sociology including:
- SOC 1003 Introductory Sociology
- SOC 2053 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences/PSY 2053 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
- SOC 2063 Research Design for the Behavioral Sciences/PSY 2063 Research Design for the Behavioral Sciences
- SOC 2073 Classical Theories of Sociology
- SOC 2083 Contemporary Theories of Sociology
- SOC 3163 Introduction to Social Research
- SOC 4283 Sociology Capstone
- 9 credit hours of 3000-4000 level Sociology courses
(2) Complete a minor, an associate's degree or a second degree.
The matrix below is a sample plan for all coursework required for this program.
|SOC 3163 Introduction to Social Research||3|
|SOC Elective (3000-4000 level)||3|
|Elective 2, 3||9|
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
2A minor, an associate's degree or a second degree must be completed.
3To be chosen in consultation with advisor. Students are strongly encouraged to pursue a foreign language. At least 40 of the total hours required for graduation must be 3000 - 4000 level courses.