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Sociology

Sociology is the study of human groups and their interaction with the social world. It is also the study of people as social beings and the social forces that shape human behavior. As such, the Sociology major is intended for students who wish to examine and understand the power of society to shape behavior and worldviews. The Sociology major provides an excellent foundation for students to work in a variety of occupations and for students who wish to pursue graduate studies.

Requirement for the B.S. in Sociology
A major in Sociology leading to the B. S. degree requires 36 hours, distributed as
follows:
SO 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 s.h.
PY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3 s.h.
SO 204 Social Problems 3 s.h.
CJ 211 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 s.h.
HS 231 Introduction to Human Services 3 s.h.
SO 270 Social Research Methods 3 s.h.
SO 301 Race and Ethnicity 3 s.h.
SO 321 Social Movements and Change 3 s.h.
SO 421 Sociological Theory
or SO 422 Urban Sociology 3 s.h.*
SO 423 Social Justice and Community Service 3 s.h.
SO/HS/CJ/PY 300-400 level electives 6 s.h.

*Current elective course offering added as an additional option

Requirements for a minor Sociology
A minor in Sociology requires 18 semester hours, distributed as follows:
SO 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 s.h
SO 270 Social Research Methods 3 s.h.
SO 301 Race and Ethnicity 3 s.h.
SO 421 Sociological Theory (or SO 422 Urban Sociology) 3 s.h.
SO Sociology courses (300-400 level) 6 s.h.