Sep 28, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Sociology, B.S.


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Sociology, B.S. Degree Map  

Are you curious about social problems? Do you have ideas about how to improve society? Are you interested in social policies and their effects? If so, Sociology may be for you. A Sociology degree prepares you for a wide range of careers in the following areas: business and industry, government, community and social services, the legal system, education and research. Our majors work in nonprofit organizations, government, marketing, urban planning and human resources. They also work with at-risk youth, senior citizens and people struggling with substance abuse. Our faculty has areas of specialization in family sociology, medical sociology, immigration, religion, race and ethnic relations, social inequality, complex organizations, nonprofit organizations and conflict resolution.

University Core Requirements (42 hours)


Communication (6 hours)


Mathematics (3 hours)


Choose ONE of the following courses.


Life and Physical Sciences (6 hours)


Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 hours)


Creative Arts (3 hours)


Choose ONE of the following courses.


U.S. History (6 hours)


Government/ Political Science (6 hours)


Social Behavioral Sciences (3 hours)


Choose ONE of the following courses.


SOCI 1301  or SOCI 1306  recommended for this requirement.

Public Speaking (3 hours)


Component Area Options (3 hours)


Two 1-hour Life and Physical Science Labs are required co-requisites for the chosen science courses.

College Core Requirements (3 hours)


30 hours of upper-level credit must be “C” or better.

Core Requirement (3 hours)


Choose ONE of the following courses.

Major Requirements (54 hours)


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Required Overview courses


Required Methodology courses


Additional Information


Both of the required methodology courses should be completed for credit before the end of a student’s junior year. Students are encouraged to take Research Methods (offered in fall) before taking Statistics (offered in spring).

Elective Requirements (21 hours)


21 hours of any level (1300/2300/3300/4300) courses required.

Sociology Concentration Areas


Sociology students are encouraged to structure their plans of study to reflect concentrations within the discipline. The concentrations below have been developed by the Sociology faculty to help students design degree plans that reflect their career and/or graduate education goals.

Criminology Concentration


Must complete THREE of the following courses with grades of “C” or higher:

Diversity Concentration


Must complete THREE of the following courses with grades of “C” or higher:

Family Sociology Concentration


Must complete THREE of the following courses with grades of “C” or higher:

Health and Medicine Concentration


Must complete THREE of the following courses with grades of “C” or higher:

Legal Studies Concentration


Must complete THREE of the following courses with grades of “C” or higher:

Urban Studies Concentration


Must complete THREE of the following courses with grades of “C” or higher:

Women’s Studies Concentration


Must complete THREE of the following courses with grades of “C” or higher: For SOCI 4308 , the following may be substituted: PSYC 4308, WGST 4308 , or HUMN 4308 .

Work and Occupations Concentration


Must complete THREE of the following courses with grades of “C” or higher:

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