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Sociology - BA (42 hours total)

 

Overview

The Sociology major promotes the systematic study of collective human behavior.  Students are required to explore social processes within and among varied groups and societies; to analyze the beliefs and actives of individuals within the context of social norms, values, conventions, structures, institutions, and patterns of behavior to develop a greater awareness of culture, race and ethnicity and the sources of social conflict and misunderstanding; to explore methods for promoting group interaction and cooperation; to assess, evaluate, and explain social behavior, programs, and processes; to gather and interpret data in valid, reliable and generalizing ways; and to think critically about social issues and develop ways to solve complex problems in a global community.

Degree Requirements

Required Major Courses

SOC 10453INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (3)

SOC 26052TOPICS IN SOCIAL SCIENCES (3)

SOC 26053CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY (3)

SOC 30153INDIGENOUS PEOPLE/CONTEMPORARY WORLD (3)

SOC 30653ETHNIC RELATIONS & MULTICULTURALISM (3)

SOC 32253RESEARCH DESIGN AND ANALYSIS (3)

SOC 40753SOCIOLOGY OF DEVIANCE (3)

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PSY 32153SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)

SOC 40854FIELD RESEARCH (4)

SOC 49053SOCIOLOGY: COMPREHENSIVE (3)

Required Supporting Courses

ECO 20163MACROECONOMICS (3)

MAT 20044INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS (4)

SPA 10124ELEMENTARY SPANISH I (4)

Career Opportunities

Graduates are prepared for advanced study or careers in social research, consulting, teaching, law enforcement, community organization, urban planning, organizational development, and administration of social service agencies.