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  Nov 20, 2017
 
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Sociology [SOC]


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This major in the Sociology/Anthropology Department  provides students with a broad degree of flexibility in choosing a career after graduation, the opportunity to explore careers in the human services, public administration and management, and a general background for graduate work in the social sciences, public policy, law and social work. In a rapidly changing world, students who major in sociology obtain a solid liberal arts education that fosters versatility in the world of work and good citizenship.

Career Potential

  • Social work
  • Consulting
  • Health care
  • Government agencies
  • Human services
  • Counseling
  • International relations
  • Business
  • Public service 

Total Credit Hours Required for Major: 36


B. Category Courses: 12 credit hours


All sociology majors must have at least one course from each of the four categories (A, B, C, D) from the list that follows. Whether or not more than one course is taken from any single category will depend on the student’s personal preferences or declared concentration. Special courses not listed within a category are occasionally taught with a topics (TP) designation (SOC 129, 229, 329 or 429) and may fulfill one of these categories. Category designations for such courses are posted by the department each semester.

  • Three credit hours from Category A
  • Three credit hours from Category B
  • Three credit hours from Category C
  • Three credit hours from Category D

Category A: Social Institutions


Category D: Social Problems and Deviance


C. Sociology Electives: 12 credit hours


Options for fulfilling these credit hours include courses from any of the four categories (A, B, C, D), three credit hours of internship (CPV 400), and/or one anthropology course at the 300- or 400-level (excluding ANT 300).

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124


Example of the B.A. in Sociology over four years


 General Education (GE); Foreign Language

First Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 17


First Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Second Year Fall


SOC elective (3 cr. hr.)
SOC elective (3 cr. hr.)
Foreign language 201 (3 cr. hr.)
GE course (3 cr. hr.)
GE course (3 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester: 15


Second Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Third Year Fall


  • SOC 464 - Corrections (3 cr. hr.)
  • SOC elective (3 cr. hr.)
    GE course (3 cr. hr.)
    Elective (3 cr. hr.)
    Elective (3 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester: 15


Third Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 18


Fourth Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Fourth Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 15


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