Sociology

A major in sociology prepares students to enter careers in business, education, government, industry, the professions and some social services.  Work in these fields increasingly requires sensitivity to larger social and cultural forces in which people and organizations operate.  Sociology is intended to help students develop this awareness as well as to develop competencies in understanding human behavior, organizational dynamics, social and people skills, cultural diversity and analytic skills.

Required Courses in the Major (16 sh)

  • SOC 1301 - Introduction to Sociology Hours: 3
  • SOC 331 - Introduction to Social Research Hours: 3
  • SOC 332 - Methods of Sociological Analysis Hours: 4
  • SOC 436 - Sociological Theory Hours: 3
  • SOC 485 - Senior Seminar in Sociology Hours: 3

Plus Total 15sh From:

  • SOC 316 - Marriage and Family Hours: 3
  • SOC 318 - Urban Sociology and Anthropology Hours: 3
  • SOC 320 - Deviant Behavior Hours: 3
  • SOC 323 - Sociology of Health and Illness Hours: 3
  • SOC 333 - Social Psychology Hours: 3
  • SOC 335 - Global Social Issues Hours: 3
  • SOC 341 - Sociology of Complex Organizations Hours: 3
  • SOC 350 - Drugs and Society Hours: 3
  • SOC 370 - Minority Groups Hours: 3
  • SOC 497 - Special Topics Hours: 3
  • CJ 326 - Juvenile Delinquency Hours: 3
  • CJ 330 - Crime and Criminology Hours: 3
  • CJ 431 - Criminal Law Hours: 3
  • CJ 468 - Correctional Systems Hours: 3