The goal of sociology is to provide an understanding of the scientific study of human behavior in social groups. 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 technique 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 the Division of Social Sciences.
The degree of Bachelor of Arts, with a major in sociology, requires successful completion of 120 semester hours, including (1) the Program of General Studies; (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.