Sociology

Bachelor of Science in Sociology

Minor in Sociology

Applied Social and Political Sciences

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences


 

The major in Sociology provides students with an understanding of the nature of society, its organization, functions, and fundamental processes. This major is a traditionally established path to careers and professional preparation in the human services. It is frequently the undergraduate major of individuals entering government services and employment in the nonprofit sector. This major typically provides appropriate and adequate preparation for many graduate and professional programs including Law, Public Health, Urban and Regional Planning, Social Work, Human Services Administration, marketing, Policy Analysis, Research, Professional Counseling, Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention, and occasionally Medicine.

The major provides very clear pathways to a variety of Internship opportunities. Agencies typically aim their recruitment campaigns and participation opportunities by major departments, with Sociology as a very prominent target. This major also provides familiar identification and networking environments for undergraduate students. These services, identity formation, and networking opportunities strengthen the university’s ability to provide high quality academic programs and well-prepared students pursuing career opportunities in the areas of health care, education, social services, corrections, and law enforcement.

Sociology provides specific and unique approaches to understanding the urban environment and the various aspects of culture. It serves a major role in the university’s mission to understand, preserve and promote African-American culture. Students with majors in sociology will find research and growth opportunities in cultural analysis and cultural enrichment easily identifiable and readily accessible.


Program Outcomes
 

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the methods, vocabulary, and concepts of Sociology
  2. Utilize information technology to access, retrieve, analyze and report sociological literature and data
  3. Synthesize sociological concepts and research methods and apply these to social issues and policy discussions
  4. Critically analyze sociological issues within larger historical and global contexts
  5. Demonstrate knowledge, professional competencies, and personal growth gained through applied research and community engagement activities
 
Core Courses
36 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
ANTH 207
3
Cultural Anthropology
SOCI 201
3
Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 205
3
Class and Society
SOCI 302
3
Social Psychology
SOCI 303
3
Sociological Theory I
SOCI 402
3
Family Studies
SOCI 403
3
Race and Ethnicity
SOCI 406
3
Sociology of the City
SOCI 409
3
Sociology - Internship
OR
SOCI 410
3
Research Paper
SOSC 310
3
Statistics
SOSC 407
3
Social Research Methods
SOSC 430
3
Social Science Applications
Program Electives
Course
Crs.
Title
SOCI 300
3
Sociology of Religion
SOCI 301
3
Community Organization
SOCI 304
3
Sociological Theory II
SOCI 306
3
Sociology of Sport
SOCI 405
3
Criminology
SOCI 411
3
Sociology — Special Topics
SOSC 410
3
Statistical Analysis
Minor
18 Credits

The minor in Sociology provides students with a general orientation to, and an understanding of the nature of society, its organization, functions, and fundamental processes.

Course
Crs.
Title
SOCI 201
3
Introduction to Sociology
ANTH 207
3
Cultural Anthropology
SOCI 303
3
Sociological Theory
SOSC 310
3
Introduction to Basic Statistics
SOSC 407
3
Social Research Methods
SOCI 409
3
Seminar in Sociology: Internship
OR
SOCI 410
3
Seminar in Sociology: Research Paper
OR
SOCI 411
3
Seminar: Special Topics
Plan of Study
(see your advisor)

The following is a sample plan of study. This is not intended as a self-advising guide or as a substitute for seeing your academic advisor about your specific plan of study. Please speak to an advisor before choosing your course load each semester.

Year 1 (Freshman)
Fall Semester
16 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
ENGL 101
3
English Composition
MATH 125
3
Math for Liberal Arts
HIST 205
3
African American History I
IDIS 102
3
Music and Dance
SOCI 201
3
Introduction to Sociology
ORIE 101
1
Freshman Seminar
Spring Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
ENGL 102
3
English Composition II
HIST 206
3
African American History II
PHSC 103
3
Technology and Human Affairs
SPCH 105
3
Speech
MISY 150
3
Technology Fluency
Year 2 (Sophomore)
Fall Semester
16 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
PHIL 102
3
Logic
ECON 201
3
Introduction to Economics
BIOL 101
4
Biological Science
WLIT 207
3
World Literature
SOCI 205
3
Class and Society
Spring Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
SOCI 302
3
Social Psychology
SOCI 407
3
Social Research
SOCI XXX
3
Program Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
Year 3 (Junior)
Fall Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
SOSC 310
3
Introduction to Basic Statistics
SOCI 402
3
Family Studies
SOCI 409
3
Internship
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
Spring Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
SOCI 303
3
Sociological Theory
SOCI 403
3
Race and Ethnicity
XXXX XXX
3
Elective
XXXX XXX
3
Elective
XXXX XXX
3
Elective
Year 4 (Senior)
Fall Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
SOSC 430
3
Social Applications
SOCI 406
3
Sociology of the City
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
Spring Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
SOCI XXX
3
Program Elective
SOCI XXX
3
Program Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective