The Sociology major is designed to contribute to the overall intellectual and personal development of liberal arts students and provide them with backgrounds useful for careers in a variety of fields. Graduates are employed in community, business, and organizational settings, and attend graduate school in sociology, social work, law, and other fields. Practicum and internship courses give students an opportunity to gain experience in one or more field placement settings to complement classroom instruction.
Admission to the Program
Students wishing to major in Sociology should pick up a change of major form through the Department Chairperson prior to the junior year to facilitate planning a sequence of required and elective courses. Transfer students should discuss the curriculum and sequence of courses with the Chairperson of the Department when they request admission to the University.
|Sociology Degree Requirements|
|Introduction to Sociology|
Intro to the Sociology Major
|SOC||350||Methods of Social Research||4|
|SOC||351||Statistics for Social Research||4|
|SOC/ANT||***||18 credits of electives, up to six of which may be ANT, the remainder to be SOC courses.||18|
The student should come as close as possible to the following sequence:
Freshman year: SOC 100
Sophomore year: No required courses
Junior year: SOC 300, 350
Senior year: SOC 351, 400
Recommended Course Sequence, Major in Sociology (B.A.)
Check all course descriptions for prerequisites before planning course schedule.
|MAT||---||Math Course Beyond Algebra II||3|
|HPE||104||Foundation of Health & Wellness||2|
|SOC||100||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|LAP||130||Liberal Arts Colloquium||3|
|Liberal Arts Curriculum||16-25|
|Foreign Language Requirement|
Intro to Sociology Major
|SOC||---||One or two SOC courses||12-21|
|Liberal Arts Curriculum|
|SOC||350||Methods of Social Research-Spring||4|
|SOC||---||Courses in Area of Concentration||3-6|
|Liberal Arts Curriculum|
|Sociology Major Requirements|
|SOC||351||Statistics for Social Research -Fall||4|
In order to graduate with a BA in Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work; a student must have an overall average of 2.0 in both the set of required courses listed above and in all of the courses which are counted toward the major.
15 credits labeled SOC, of which only 3 credits may be at the 100 level, and 9 credits of which must be at the 300 level or above, are required for the Minor. Click here for a listing of all Sociology courses.
For more information concerning the Sociology program, contact Dr. William Lugo at (860) 465-0163.