Concentration - Applied Behavioral Science - Sociology Focus
In this concentration, students may choose their area of focus from among three disciplines:
psychology, sociology or political science. Sociology is the study of group life: its characteristics, values, changes, causes
and consequences. It employs scientific and humanistic perspectives in the study of
urban and rural life, family patterns and relationships, social change, inter-group
relationships, social class, environment, technology and communications, health-seeking
behavior, and social movements. This concentration requires a minimum of 36 credits.
|Methodology of social research
|Sociological theory - upper level
|Single coherent Human Services area, e.g., counseling, social work or rehabilitation
|Capstone - HSE 499 (culminating course in concentration)
* Courses in social work are not acceptable for the sociology requirements.
Notes: Only grades of C of higher may be included in the concentration. Three of the credits
in sociology or in the applied area should focus on the dynamics of intervention with
an individual, groups, the community, the family or an organization.
Student Learning OutcomesStudents who graduate with a concentration in Applied Behavioral Science (Human Services)
will be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of the different fields of psychology, sociology or political
science and have an understanding of the sub-specialties of the respective discipline;
- understand and use quantitative and qualitative research methodologies in psychology,
sociology or political science;
- write about topics in psychology, sociology or political science with clarity and
- demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge of intervention strategies (e.g., in counseling,
social work, rehabilitation services or criminal justice settings) in the chosen discipline
with individuals, groups, the community, the family or an organization.