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(Concentration no longer available as of Fall 2017, see Sociology Major)

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.

Concentration Requirements

Methodology of Social Research3 cr
MAT 105: Statistics or Probability Theory3 cr
SOC 450: Social Theory3 cr

Three of the following at the upper level:

  • Social Stratification
  • Organizations
  • PSY 333: Social Psychology & Deviance
  • Urban/Rural Sociology
  • Ethnic Relations
  • Social Change
9 cr
Additional Electives for a cohesive program of study15 cr
SOC 499: Capstone3 cr


  • SOC101: Sociology

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a concentration in Sociology will be able to:

  1. use qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, including statistical reasoning, research design, and evaluation of data;
  2. identify key concepts of classical and contemporary sociological theory;
  3. evaluate societal institutions and social processes, e.g., stratification, racial and ethnic groups, gender, family, urban, work, health care, and education;
  4. relate sociological research to social policy formation;
  5. explain the relationship between personal experience and societal change within an historical/global context; and
  6. synthesize their learning of the concentration through a research paper, project, portfolio, or practicum.