The goal of Sociology is to provide an understanding of the scientific study of human behavior in groups and social settings. Sociology is concerned with the growth of the individual within the wider context of society. In the study of sociology, the student is encouraged to develop a theoretical framework and techniques of investigation useful for analysis and insight into group behavior.
The student interested in a Bachelor of Arts degree may major in sociology with a minor in another discipline. Note required grade average in Department of Social Work and Sociology.
The degree of Bachelor of Science, with a major in sociology, requires successful completion of 120 semester hours, including (1) the General Education Program; (2) the sociology program listed below; and (3) a program of electives or a minor as worked out with the student’s adviser.
The Department of Sociology, in general, will not grant credit hours for the major or minor by educational television programming. Exceptions may be made with departmental consent.
Fifteen (15) credit hours of Sociology electives (to be selected in consultation with advisor). This may include an optional internship. Up to six (6) credit hours of designated CRIM (Criminology) courses may count toward this requirement.