Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
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Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

 Sociology is the scientific study of society.  An undergraduate major in sociology is designed to increase students’ understanding of factors that determine social relationships and social organization.  Sociology is useful to students interested in a wide variety of careers ranging from business and industry to government and human services.  The department encourages students to combine their academic programs with future career interest through participation in individually designed internships.

 Majors in Sociology must complete the five core courses (SOC 110, 242, 340, 343 and 418W).  Majors must also complete three courses at the Foundation Level (9 credits) and two courses at the Advanced Level (6 credits).

(Applicable for the 2017-2018 Bulletin.)

First Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
SOC 110, Introduction to Sociology3
FYS 100, First-Year Seminar3
PHI 110, Introduction to Philosophy3
Math elective3
AUCW3
DIA 100, Dialogue1
Total Credits = 16

First Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
SOC 113, 115, 130, or 200 level3
WRT 110, Academic Writing I3
EC 110, Introduction to Economics, or PSY 105, Introduction to Psychology3
CS 110, Introduction to Computers, CS 111, Programming Foundations, or Information Technology Literacy course3
AUCC3
Total Credits = 15

Second Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
SOC elective (Foundation level)3
HIS 131, The United States Since the Civil War Era3
WRT 210, Foundations of Argument3
AUCA3
POL 110, Power and Politics in America3
Total Credits = 15

Second Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
SOC elective (Foundation level)3
SOC elective3
AUCT (not AUCT 150)4
ENG 140, Introduction to Literature, or Literature in Foreign Language3
Elective3
DIA 200, Career Dialogue1
Total Credits = 17

Third Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
SOC 242, Methods of Social Research4
Lab Science4
SOC 340, Sociological Theory3
Arts elective3
Total Credits = 14

Third Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
SOC 343, Statistical Analysis4
SOC elective (Foundation level)3
Electives9
Total Credits = 16

Fourth Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
Writing Intensive Course*3
SOC elective (Advanced level)3
SOC elective3
Elective(s)3-6
Total Credits = 12-15

Fourth Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
SOC 418W, Senior Practicum4
SOC elective (Advanced Level)3
Electives6-9
Total Credits = 13-16

*NOTE:  Two writing intensive courses are required for graduation.

Foundation Level Courses (9 credits)

Select three courses from the following:

SOC 225          Women’s and Gay Rights Social Movements
SOC 271          Deviance
SOC 315          Sociology of Gender and Sexuality
SOC 326          Sexuality and Social Conflict
SOC 328          Society and the Individual
SOC 351          Health and Illness
SOC 363          Urban Sociology
SOC 364          Collective Behavior and Social Movements
SOC 366          Work and Leisure
SOC 375          Social Control
SOC 377          Contemporary Studies in Sociology
SOC 382          Race and Ethnic Relations

Advanced Level Courses (6 credits)

Select two courses from the following:

SOC 419          Applied Research Internship
SOC 420          Social Relations
SOC 424          Political Sociology
SOC 444          Social Research and Social Policy
SOC 445          Applied Research Thesis
SOC 456          Social Welfare
SOC 460          Social Inequality
SOC 463          Social Change
SOC 477          Advanced Studies in Sociology