B.A. Degree in Sociology {21-22}

B.A. Degree in Sociology

The sociology major focuses on the study of society, social inequality, organization, social problems, social institutions, and social interaction. As sociology majors, students investigate a wide range of topics such as minorities, family, crime, class, healthcare and religion. Students are encouraged to develop writing and social research skills, as well as a broad understanding of society and organization. To receive the B.A. Degree in Sociology, the student must meet the minimum university requirements and specific requirements for the program. Completion of 120 credits is required for this degree which includes the Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of important theoretical perspectives in Sociology.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of scholarly sources of information (i.e., research published in peer-reviewed journals)
  • Critique methods, theory, and the work of other scholars
  • Conduct, interpret, present and write reports about social scientific research using qualitative and/or quantitative methodologies.
  • Explain current social phenomena as they relate to major theoretical traditions.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the social mechanisms, processes, and institutional arrangements that create and reproduce systems of power and inequality, such as race, gender, sexuality, and class.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the significant connections between individuals and social processes.

Program Delivery Mode
Land plus: face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required

Core Requirements ( 25 credits )

SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology (3)
SOC 120 Social Psychology (3)
SOC 210 Social Problems (3)
SOC 302 Social Theory (3)
SOC 310 Dominant-Subordinate Group Relations (3)
SOC 350 Methods and Statistics for Social Research (4)
SOC 351 Quantitative Methods (3) or
SOC 352 Qualitative Methods (3)
SOC 450 Senior Seminar in Sociology (3)

Designated Writing Intensive Course for Major
SOC 351 or 352 - Quantitative Methods or Qualitative Research Methods

Electives ( 18 credits )

Students must complete 18 credits of elective courses. Students may apply up to three credits of Cultural Anthropology or Criminal Justice courses toward the Sociology major with departmental approval. Students may apply up to three credits from readings courses (SOC 497) toward the major. Up to three internship (SOC 469) credits may be taken by Sociology majors, but these credits cannot be applied to the 43 credits required in the major.