Sociology, Bachelor of Arts
The major in Sociology provides courses that lead to a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology. The sociology program offers a variety of courses designed to enhance the knowledge of socio-cultural environments, human social behavior and social groups. In contrast to psychology, which focuses on individual behavior, sociology examines human behavior at the group level. Sociologists attempt to explain how and why society changes over time, and how and why societies differ from one another. The program of study in sociology provides students with adequate competencies for successful graduate study in sociology, other related behavior sciences, gerontology and religion. The degree provides employment options at the bachelor’s level and by carefully selecting sociology and allied electives, students can enhance their employment possibilities. Sociology majors can also pursue a dual degree with either psychology or social work as the second major.
The major in Sociology requires:
- A minimum of 123 semester hours with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0.
- Completion of all major courses with grades of “C” or above.
- Completion of all required examinations: Sociology Test of the Graduate Records Examination (GRE), or the Major Field Area Test and a departmental examination.
|Core Curriculum for Non-STEM Majors (Areas A-E)
|Area F: Courses Related to Major 1
|Introduction to Sociology
|Introduction to Social Problems
|Intro to Anthropology
|The Sociology of Gender Roles
|Select 6 semester hours of the following: 1
|Microcomputers in Social Science
|Survey of Economics
|Introduction to Political Science
|Introduction to Law
Foreign Language (Option)
|Requirements for the Major
|Area G - Major Requirements 1
|Select 18 Semester Hours of Free Electives or Minor. A minimum of 9 Credits in Upper Level Courses Required 1
|Area H: Major Courses 1
|Select 27 Semester Hours. A minimum of 15 credits of 3000-4000 level courses are required.
|Social Basis of Human Behavior
|Introduction to Marriage and Family
|Culture and Global Citizenship
|The Black Family
|Global Health Disparities
|Culture and Personality Development
|Community Mental Health
|Drug Physiology & Classification
|Substance Abuse & Treatment
|Sociology of Education
|Counseling and the Aged
|Aging & Social Policy
|Sociology of Occupations
|Sociology of Housing
|Sociology of Religion
|Poverty & Welfare
|Psychology of Aging
|Seminars in Family Dynamics
|Introduction to Counseling
|Death & Dying
|First-Year and Wellness Course Requirements Outside the Core
|First Year Experience: Pathways to Success
|Health & Wellness Requirement 2
|Total Semester Hours
Grade of "C" or better.
The health & wellness requirement may be fulfilled by taking one - two (2) credit hour health or wellness course OR two one (1) credit hour health or wellness activity courses.