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 GENERAL EDUCATION section of this catalog.

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 (120 required credits)

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