Degree: B.A., Sociology
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Sociology systematically investigates human society and social interaction, seeking to understand patterns of organization and change in a variety of settings.
The Bachelor of Arts in Sociology degree program offers a strong foundation in sociological theory and methods of research. In addition, students take courses to deepen their understanding of socialization, culture, social organization, social change, differentiation, and inequality. Courses focus on such topics as ethnic and racial relations, family, gender, medicine, occupations and professions, organizations, politics and the state, popular culture, population, religion, urban life, aging, juvenile delinquency and criminology.
Special readings and individual study and research offer students the opportunity to pursue areas of special interest. Supervised internships are also available.
The program of study is designed to provide sociology majors with a strong foundation for graduate work in the social sciences, as well as for a variety of careers, including elementary and secondary teaching, social services, public policy formulation, public administration, urban planning, and research in both public and private agencies, including private industry and the allied health professions.
|SOCG 105||The Social World||3|
|SOCG 364||Quantitative Research Methods and Analysis 1||4|
|SOCG 365||Qualitative Research Methods and Analysis||4|
|SOCG 471||History of Social Theory||3|
|or SOCG 472||Contemporary Sociological Theories|
|Select 18 additional Sociology credits excluding internships 2||18|
Statistics 180 (Introduction to Statistics) is a prerequisite for SOCG 364 Quantitative Research Methods and Analysis and must be taken prior to enrolling in this course.
One of these courses may be a lower-level sociology course other than SOCG 105 The Social World; at least five must be courses at the 300-400 level. A maximum of six upper-level anthropology credits, excluding individual study (ANTH 491 Individual Study and Research, ANTH 492 Individual Study & Research ) and internships (Anthropology 499) may be substituted for upper-level sociology courses.
General Education Requirements
The general education requirements for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science degrees apply to all students who are seeking to earn an undergraduate B.A. or B.S. degree.
Students seeking a Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree have a separate set of BLS general education requirements.
Elective courses are those that are not needed to fulfill a general education requirement or major program requirement but are chosen by the student to complete the 120 credits required for graduation with a B.A./B.S. degree or the BLS degree. These courses may be taken graded or pass/fail (or S/U in the case of physical education and 100-level dance). No student in a regular B.A./B.S. program may count more than 60 credits in a single discipline toward the 120 credits required for graduation.
Total Credits Required for the Degree: 120 credits
Sociology and Anthropology Department
Kristin L. Marsh, Chair
Laura H. Mentore, Anthropology Career Advisor
Eric C. Bonds, Sociology Career Advisor
(The person’s subject field is indicated in parentheses.)
E. Eric Gable (Anthropology)
Kristin L. Marsh (Sociology)
Debra J. Schleef (Sociology)
Eric C. Bonds (Sociology)
Tracy B. Citeroni (Sociology)
Jason C. James (Anthropology)
Nora Huijung Kim (Sociology)
Leslie E. Martin (Sociology)
Laura H. Mentore (Anthropology)
Bridget G. Brew (Sociology)