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The Sociology Department offers courses of study leading to the Bachelor of Arts Degree and the Bachelor of Science with Concentrating in Criminology degrees.

The curriculum is designed to equip students with a broader and deeper understanding of human diversity. Students are rigorously trained in theory and research methods. The degree program in sociology prepares students for employment in the professional and private sector and pursuit of higher degree programs.

For students declaring the sociology major after of August 22, 2016: All majors in sociology must have a minimum overall QPR of 2.0. A grade of "C" or better is required in all core sociology courses. Sociology majors are strongly encouraged to take at least one L course in sociology.

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Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Degrees in Sociology

Both majors in Sociology consist of a minimum of 36 credits. Courses provide both broad and in-depth encounters with sociology as a discipline. They help students develop an understanding of social behavior, social structures, and how people come to understand their experiences. Elective offerings allow students to adapt the major to their interests and career plans. The BA emphasizes Sociology most broadly. The BS degree focuses on Criminology with a social science foundation and an emphasis on diversity. Students who excel in either program will find themselves prepared for a range of graduate study and career options. Career opportunities include positions in private and public social service agencies and in criminal justice, as well as research related careers in public opinion and marketing.  Click here for additional catalog information on a Bachelor of Arts, or here for additional catalog information for a Bachelor of Science.

Department of Sociology Objectives

Students will conceptualize and frame personal, work-related, and/or social issues from the perspective of sociology.

Students will interpret information relevant to personal, work-related and/or social issues from the perspective of sociology.

Students will identify the value of pro-active citizenship in the form of community/university service, and/or professional activities.

Students will recognize and appreciate human difference on the bases of social class, race/ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation, and the skills to apply their understanding in diverse social contexts.



The minor consists of 18 credits. In addition to SOC 100, students select five additional courses in sociology.