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Bachelor of Arts, Sociology (B.A.)

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in sociology requires a minimum of 31 hours in sociology and completion of the following components:

A. General Education Requirements
See page 48.

B. General Education Requirements in the
Social Sciences

PSY 205             Introductory Psychology
SOC 201             Sociological Perspectives
ECN 202            Economic Dimensions
POL 203             Political Reality and Public Policy

Academic Performance: Sociology majors must earn a grade of C or better in all required courses.

This program is designated as a day program. Some students will be able to complete this program during the evening.

Writing Intensive requirement: Students must complete a writing intensive course, SOC 393.

Senior Seminar requirement: Students must complete senior seminar, SOC 496.

Awards: The C. Wright Mills award is available to outstanding sociology students.

C. Required Sociology Courses
(16 credits)

SOC 201             Sociological Perspectives.
SOC 305             Introduction to Statistics (4)
SOC 306             Ethnic and Racial Diversity                                            
SOC 375             Sociological Theories
SOC 496             Senior Seminar in Sociology

D. Sociology Electives (15 credits)**
Select additional courses in Sociology to complete the major.
SOC 110             Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJ 200                 Sociological Perspectives of Crime
SOC 202             Social Problems
SOC 300             Special Topics in Sociology
SOC 311             Deviant Behavior
SOC 320             Juvenile Delinquency
SOC 345             Sociology of the Family
SOC 348             Death and Dying
SOC 351             Restorative Justice
SOC 352             Women in the American Criminal Justice    System
SOC 355             Social Research Methods
SOC 358             Law and Society
SOC 360             Social Psychology
SOC 365             Group Dynamics
SOC 380             Criminal Law
SOC 385             Community and Organizational Change
SOC 393             Urban Social Issues
SOC 491             Independent Study in Sociology
SOC 492             Readings in Sociology
SOC 495             Restorative Justice Practices

E. Minor Area

F. Other electives to complete
128 required credits.