Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

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The Bachelor of Arts in Sociology will provide you with a degree that can launch you into a variety of careers. Not only will you have the opportunity to specialize within a specific area of sociology, but you will also build skills in social science foundation courses. The program is flexible enough to allow you to also complete an interdisciplinary certificate.

Curriculum & Requirements

Sociology Major, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Within the Bachelor of Arts degree, the Department of Sociology and Justice Studies offers a program in sociology, blending career education and the liberal arts. The education goal is not to train students; neither is the goal to educate students solely in sociology. Rather, the goal is to use the discipline as a way to critically synthesize what is learned in a liberal arts program. The program envisaged here provides a general background which will enable the student to move into a variety of career paths, while retaining the opportunity for particular specializations within sociology and thematically related disciplines.

The Department of Sociology and Justice Studies believes that a university must educate broadly to enrich both career and life. Accordingly, students in the Sociology Program will complete social science foundation courses, as well as core disciplinary courses. In order to assist students as they move into a variety of career paths, students will complete elective courses selected under the guidance of a Sociology major advisor.

Note: two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single foreign language at college-level is required for this major.

Required Introduction and Social and Behavioral Science Foundation
SOCI 101INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY5
SOCI/CRIM 356INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL STATISTICS5
or CSBS 320 STATISTICS FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
SOCI 357METHOD FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH5
or CRIM 330 SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH METHOD
SOCI 465CONTEMPORARY SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY5
Required Disciplinary Core
SOCI 351SOCIAL STRATIFICATION5
SOCI 363SOCIOLOGY OF DEVIANCE5
SOCI 470SOCIAL CHANGE5
SOCI 481SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY5
Required Disciplinary Electives–choose any four sociology courses with the direction of a sociology advisor and with approval of the department chair.20
Required Discipline-Based Capstone or Thesis
SOCI 490SENIOR CAPSTONE: SOCIOLOGICAL PRACTICE5
or SOCI 491 SENIOR THESIS
Total Credits65

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