Dec 08, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Sociology, B.S.

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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.

Degree Requirements

Core Curriculum Requirements (30-33 Credit Hours)

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

Major Courses (27 Credit Hours)

*Offered in the Spring semester only
**Offered in the Fall semester only

Major Electives (15 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 core requirements, at the 2200 level or above; this includes SOCY 1199 - Special Topics in Sociology .

Elective Clusters:

Organizations and Institutions

Stratification and Diversity

Social Problems and Collective Behavior

Double Major or Minor Required

Students are required to complete a minor, or double major. Typical minors are in Psychology, Community Health, or Criminal Justice. Minor or double major credit hours vary.

Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours