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Sociology

Sociology is focused on the study of human interaction and social groups. The Sociology program is designed to provide the intellectual basis and appropriate perspective for examining society and social behavior. Sociology training is for students looking for entry into social service positions.  The primary and enduring function of the program is to provide quality sociological education that enriches students and the communities in which they reside.

Program Outcomes

Graduates with a degree in Sociology often find work in social service settings or continue their education by attending graduate school.

Why Sociology?
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Program: SOCIOLOGY
Major: Sociology
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Dept: Behavioral Sciences
School: Education and Behavioral Sciences
Major Code: 047

GENERAL EDUCATION 44 Semester hours

Communications (9 Hours)
1.English (ENG 1113 and ENG 1213)
2.Speech Communication (COMM 1233 or 2213)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (12 Hours)
1.Political Science (POSC 1513)
2.American History (HIST 1513 or 1523)
3.Social Science (ECON 2113, GEOG 2723, HIST 3513, or SOC 1113)
4. Mental and Physical Health (KIN 1113 or PSY 1113)

Science and Mathematics (14 Hours)
1.Biological Sciences (BIOL 1114 or 1404)
2.Physical Sciences (CHEM 1004, 1114, 1315; PHYS 1114, 2015; PSCI 1114, 1214, or 1414)
3. Mathematics (MATH 1303, 1513, 1543, 1613, 2013, 2113, 2143, 2215, or 2283)
4. Computer Proficiency Requirement (BIM 1513 or CIS 1003)

Humanities (9 Hours)
1. Humanities, Philosophy, and Lit (ENG 2313, 3893; HUM 2113, 2223, 2313; or PHIL 2113, 2223)
2. Fine Arts (ART 1003, 1103, 2103, 3013, 3083; MUS 1113, 1123, 3133; THTR 1143, 1183, 2183, or 3183)
3. Foreign Language (CHTW 1513; FREN1113; GERM1113; SPAN1113, 1223; ASL 1113; NS 1213)

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS: Sociology (36 Semester Hours)

Required (15 semester hours):
SOC 1113 Principles of Sociology
SOC 2213 Social Problems
SOC 3003 Introduction to Social Research
SOC 3313 Statistics in Behavioral Sciences
SOC 4113 Sociological Theory

Diversity Component (6 semester hours)
SOC 3623 Race, Gender and Ethnic Relations
SOC 3823 Native American Cultures

Electives (15 semester hours selected from the following courses):
SOC 3223 Social Psychology
SOC 3323 Collective Behavior and Social Movements
SOC 3343 Medical Sociology
SOC 3423 Urban Society
SOC 3523 Juvenile Delinquency
SOC 3723 The Family
SOC 3883 Introduction to Social Work
SOC 3950 Field Experience in Social Work
SOC 4153 Sociology of Death and Dying
SOC 4333 Criminology
SOC 4383 Stratification and Inequality
SOC 4533 Population Dynamics
SOC 4883 Comparative Cultures
SOC 4960 Directed Readings (three hours)
SOC 4970 Special Studies (three hours)
SOC 4980 Seminar (three hours)
SOC 4990 Research (three hours)