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Sociology, B.A., B.S., and Minor 

Sociology Options:

B.A. Sociology
B.S. Sociology
Sociology Minor
Criminal Justice Minor

To teach psychology or sociology in the public schools:
               Social Science, Secondary Teaching
To create your own major:
               Interdepartmental Major 


Sociology Major

This major will expose you the broad, liberal arts discipline devoted to the study and scientific analysis of social groups and processes. Sociology courses will help you develop knowledge about key social factors influencing the diversity of human behavior, especially that diversity characterized by race, class, and gender. You will also develop the necessary research and statistical skills to critically analyze social patterns and values. The integration of service learning and experiential education in this major will push you to examine questions of ethics and values regarding social values and inequalities. Moreover, you will learn to synthesize existing theoretical knowledge with research findings to develop practical solutions for society's needs. Course work in this major will prepare you for:

1) graduate study in sociology;
2) careers in social service;
3) careers in social, political or market research; and /or
4) complement academic specialization in other fields (such as business, communications, law and nursing) with the group-level perspective on social behavior which is increasingly being demanded of professionals and managers.

You are encouraged to elect additional course work in history, economics, political science, and computer science. If you plans include graduate study, you may want to combine a major in sociology with another discipline, or a double major in sociology and psychology. 

Sociology majors have the option of pursuing a B.A. (0-12 credits in a second modern language) or B.S. degree (10 additional credits of courses in math or natural sciences). A minor is also available in sociology. The plan of study is listed below.

Sociology Major Requirements 

Cr#         

Required Foundation Course

Credits

SO100

Introduction to Sociology

3

 

 

 

Cr#        

Required Research Skills

Credits

SO201
SO221
SO250

Statistical Methods in the Behavioral Sciences
Methods of Social Research
Approaches to Sociological Theory

3
3
3

 

 

 

Cr#   

Required Fundamentals

Credit

SO320
SO330 or SO310

Social Stratification
Sociology of Gender or Race & Ethnic Group Relations

3
3

     

Cr#         

Elective Options - select 3

Credit

 SO204 Social Psychology
 3
 SO220  Sociology of Popular Culture and Media
 3
 SO232  Deviance  3
 SO260, SO360
 Special Topics in Sociology
 3
 SO311  Juvenile Delinquency
 3
 SO350  Chicago Seminar
 3
 SO351  The Family
 3
 SO360  Environmental Sociology
 3
 SO361  Criminology  3
 SO365  Sociology of Globalization
 3
 SO372  Social Movements
 3
 SO392  Urban Sociology
3

Cr#          

Capstone

Credits

SO450

Sociological Analysis

3

Sociology Minor

The minor in sociology is an excellent complement to many other majors (e.g., Communication, Education, Management, Marketing, Political Science).  The minor is a combination of required and elective sociology courses designed to an overview of the discipline of sociology, and ground you in the use of research methods and analyses that sociologists use. Elective courses will allow you to select courses to tailor the minor to your needs.

The minor in sociology is an excellent complement to many other majors (e.g., Communication, Education, Management, Marketing, Political Science).  The minor is a combination of required and elective sociology courses designed to an overview of the discipline of sociology, and ground you in the use of research methods and analyses that sociologists use. Elective courses will allow you to select courses to tailor the minor to your needs.

Sociology Minor Requirements
Cr#      Required Foundation Course
Credits
SO100 Introduction to Sociology
3
   

Cr#      Required Research Skills
Credits
SO201
SO221
SO250
Statistical Methods in the Behavioral Sciences
Methods of Social Research
Approaches to Sociological Theory
3
3
3


Sociology Electives:
Select 3 300-level sociology courses excluding the required foundation & research skills courses. 9 Credits

 
 
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