2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Sociology, Bachelor of Arts

Summary of Graduation Requirements

Subject Area Credits
General Education Core 40
Major Requirements 45
Electives 35
Other Requirements 0
Total Credit Hours 120

Curriculum

Plan of Study Grid
First YearCredits
Select one of the following: 3
Biological Science  
Human Biology  
General Biology  
Physical Science for Non-Science Majors  
Select one of the following: 1
Biological Science Lab  
Chemistry: Man & Environment Laboratory  
Physical Science Laboratory  
CSC 150 Computer Literacy 3
ENG 101 College English I 3
ENG 102 College English II 3
HED 100 Personal and Community Health 2
Select one of the following: 3
History of World Societies I  
History of World Societies II  
United States History to 1865  
United States History Since 1865  
MTH 103
Mathematics in General Education
or Intermediate Algebra
3
PED 100 Fundametals of Fitness for Life 1
SOC 101 Introduction to the Social Sciences 3
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 3
SEM 101
SEM 102
Spartan Seminar 101
and Spartan Seminar 102
2
 Credits30
Second Year
Select one of the following: 3
History of World Societies I  
History of World Societies II  
United States History to 1865  
United States History Since 1865  
Select two of the following: 6
Humanties  
Humanities  
Introduction to World Literature  
Music Appreciation  
Foreign Language
 
SOC 234
Urban Sociology
or Demographic Principles
3
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Psychology  
American National Government  
Principles of Microeconomics  
ENG 285 Public Speaking 3
SOC 237
Racial & Ethnic Minorities
or Introduction to Criminial Justice
3
SOC 230 Social Problems 3
XXX XXXFree Elective 3
SEM 201 Spartan Seminar 201 1
 Credits28
Third Year
SOC 338
Sociology of Families
or Social Psychology
3
Select one of the following: 3
African-American Literature, 1940-PRESENT  
African-American History  
African-American History Since 1865  
Early African History and Cultures, From the Beginning of Humankind to 1600  
Black Leaders, Then and Now  
African American Politics  
SOC 344 Methods of Social Research 3
SOC 355 Social Statistics,Elementary Social Statistics 3
SOC 3XXSociology or CJS Elective 9
XXX XXXFree Electives 9
 Credits30
Fourth Year
SOC 446 Sociological Theory 3
XXX XXXApproved Elective 3
SOC 393 Internship 6
SOC 462 Complex Organizations 3
SOC 499 Applied Sociology 3
XXX XXXFree Electives 11
 Credits29
 Total Credits117

Career Areas in Sociology

Students may follow the general curriculum (above) or specialize in courses relevant to career areas to increase their preparedness for specific career goals using the following guidelines and working closely with an advisor.

Crime and Criminal Justice

POS 100American National Government3
or PSY 210 Introduction to Psychology
Select three of the following CJS Electives:9
CJS 200Introduction to Criminial Justice3
Juvenile Delinquency
Law Enforcement
Introduction to Correctioms
Criminology
American Ct Systems Honors
Sociology of Drug Usage
Topics in Criminal Justice
Choose three of the following Approved/Free Electives:9
Introduction to Jurisprudence
Social Stratification
Racial & Ethnic Minorities
CJS XXX

Family and Social Relations

PSY 210Introduction to Psychology 13
SOC 137Social Problems 23
Select three of the following SOC XXX:9
Sociology of Families
Social Psychology
Human Sexuality
Juvenile Delinquency
CJS 315Sociology of Drug Usage3
SOC 458Social Stratification3
Select one of the following Approved Electives:3
Child Psychology
Adolescent Psycholgy
Demographic Principles
Select two of the following Free Electives:6
Any Approved Elective above
Social Stratification
Interviewing Techniques
Racial & Ethnic Minorities

Social Inequality and Social Justice

ECN 210Economics 13
or POS 100 American National Government
SOC 137Social Problems 23
SOC 237Racial & Ethnic Minorities3
SOC 458Social Stratification3
Select one of the following:3
Demographic Principles
Urban Sociology
Sociology of Business & Internationalism
Select three of the following Approved Electives/Free Electives:9
Criminology
Introduction to Correctioms
Introduction to Criminial Justice
POS
(Housing)
African American Politics
Principles of Geography
Ideas and Their Influences

Population Studies and International Development

ECN 211Principles of Microeconomics 13
or POS 100 American National Government
SOC 137Social Problems 23
SOC 228Demographic Principles 33
Select one of the following:3
Demographic Methods I
Migration
Fertility and Family Planning
Mortality
Socio-Cybersecurity
Family Demography
Population Growth, Food and Environment
Population and Socioeconmic Development
Urban Sociology
Sociology of Business & Internationalism
Select three of the following Approved/Free Electives:9
Social Stratification
Racial & Ethnic Minorities
Ideas and Their Influences
HIS
International Focus
Principles of Geography