Mar 03, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology, Behavioral Analytics Concentration, B.S.

Sociology is the systematic study of society and human activity. The Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology is designed to enhance the student’s ability to understand various forms of social and cultural interaction. With an emphasis on both sociological and anthropological theory and research, the sociology degree is useful preparation for advanced graduate study as well as entry-level employment. The Program will expand a student’s ability to question and understand various forms of social interaction in social and cultural systems. The courses offered here will provide knowledge of the substantive areas of sociology and anthropology, the use of concepts and research techniques of sociological investigation, and background in sociological theory.

Students with a B.S. degree in Sociology frequently find employment in entry-level positions within public administration, advertising, business, social service agencies, health services, community planning and teaching. Many sociology majors also pursue graduate study in such areas as sociology, social work, public administration, anthropology and law.

This Concentration in Behavioral Analytics offers students who major in sociology the opportunity to expand their skills in manipulating and analyzing data on a larger scale to become competitive in a job market that is increasingly focused on the use of “Big Data”. This specialization is an add-on to the sociology degree, and is to be completed in addition to all sociology major requirements in place of free electives. It is recommended that students who are interested in this specialization possess at least an ACT math score of 21 or above, or its equivalent, in order be able to register for the required courses.

Degree Requirements

Core Curriculum (30-33 Credit Hours)

For details on the required courses, refer to the Core Curriculum  program. 

Major Courses (27 credit hours)

Major Electives (16 credit hours)

To satisfy the elective requirements at least one class must be completed from each of the following clusters. The remaining 6 credit hours may be fulfilled by any sociology class not met in the major requirements, at the 2200 level or above; this includes SOCY 1199 Special Topics.

Organizations and Institutions

Stratification and Diversity

Social Problems and Collective Behavior

Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours