Students completing the Bachelor of Arts major in Sociology will have an understanding 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 major requires a minimum of 39 credits.
|*Choose one of the following:
|PSY 101: Psychology||3cr|
|PSY 410: Research Methods for Behavioral Science||3cr|
|SOC 101: Sociology||3cr|
|SOC 315: Sociology of Diversity||3cr|
|SOC 450: Social theory||3cr|
Electives: Select additional courses for a cohesive plan of study from the areas of Social Stratification, Social Organizations, Social Psychology, Urban/rural Sociology, Sociology of the Family, or Social Change. A minimum of 9 credits must be upper level (300 or 400 level). Course options include:
No more than 9 credits (out of 18 electives) may be from:
Note: Credits in Social Work are not acceptable for elective credit. See General Studies major for Applied Behavior Science-Sociology Concentration.
SOC 495: Sociology Major Capstone
* Grade of C- or higher required for MAT 105 and PSY 216. All other major courses require a grade of C or higher.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students who graduate with a major in Sociology will be able to:
- use qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, including statistical reasoning, research design, and evaluation of data;
- identify key concepts of classical and contemporary sociological theory;
- evaluate societal institutions and social processes, e.g., stratification, racial and ethnic groups, gender, family, urban, work, health care, and education;
- relate sociological research to social policy formation;
- explain the relationship between personal experience and societal change within an historical/global context; and
- synthesize their learning of the concentration through a research paper, project, portfolio, or practicum