Apr 12, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology, B.A.

The department encourages sociology majors to study abroad. If that is not feasible, the department will consider any reasonable proposal that includes significant immersion in another culture. This could be an extensive internship working with migrant workers or one on an American Indian reservation or an interterm travel course.

Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans B.A. in Sociology.

Students pursuing the B.A. in Sociology are required to:

  • Maintain at least a 2.000 grade point average in the major.
  • Earn a grade of “C-” or higher in core courses in the major.
  • Complete all core courses in the major for a letter grade.
  • Complete 21 credits from upper-division courses in the major.
  • Complete the senior thesis requirement SOC 497 .

sociology and anthropology electives (27 credits)

total credits 48

emphasis in social work

It is easy to say that society should be changed and that there are problems that “somebody” should do something about. But what is the right thing to do, how do we find it and how do we implement it? Social work teaches the ability to analyze social problems and human needs and to design and implement programs to remedy human suffering.

The social work emphasis can lead to careers in social work, human resource management or careers working with families and children in federal, state and county agencies and in the legal system. The emphasis constitutes preparation for graduate studies in social work (master of social work or M.S.W. degree). At least 21 credits must be taken at the upper-division (300-400) course level.

sociology core requirements (21 credits)

sociology and anthropology electives (18 credits)

total credits 51

Students who plan to go on to graduate school for an M.S.W. are strongly urged to take SOC 204  and additional internships.

Sociology, B.A. Suggested 4-year Plan

Sociology, B.A. Suggested 4-year Plan