Sociology provides students with the analytical concepts and research skills to study the structures of different societies around the world, stratifying each by gender, race, ethnicity, social class, sexuality and other social dimensions.
B.A. in Sociology »
For those seeking a broader course of Sociology study, a B.A. in Sociology is recommended. Sociology helps us to better understand our society and ourselves. It challenges us to question why we see things the way we do, and to inquire how people approach the same concerns from very different cultural perspectives. For students wishing to tailor their course of study, the department has three concentrations: Crime and Justice; Human Services; and Social Inequality and Social Justice.
B.A. in Sociology with Concentration in Crime and Justice »
The Crime and Justice concentration will prepare students for graduate school and the professional world. With this degree, students can pursue careers in law enforcement, the courts and corrections on the local, national and international level, as well as master's and doctoral degrees in criminology, criminal justice, forensics or law.
B.A. in Sociology with a Concentration in Human Services »
Students who concentrate in Human Services will be prepared to pursue master's and doctoral degrees in social work, public administration and non-profit manaement, as well as to seek jobs in the local, state and federal government human and social service agencies and non-profit organizations.
B.A. in Sociology with a Concentration in Social Inequality and Social Justice »
The Social Inequality and Social Justice concentration enables students to pursue jobs in local, national and international agencies, ranging from refugee resettlement to social advocacy to public health. This degree also prepares students to pursue advanced degrees in the social sciences, law, public health, and public policy.
SOC1101 Introduction to Sociology: Analysis of Society in Global Perspective
SOC2113 Methods of Social Research*
SOC3101 Theories of Society
Five additional sociology courses, at least one of which is at the 3000-level. (Required and recommended courses are noted on individual concentration pages.)
* SOC2113 has a prerequisite of SOC1101 and either MATH1117 Introduction to Statistics or MATH2113 Applied Statistics.