Sociology and Anthropology
Meredith Dye, program coordinator
Students may pursue a B.S. in Sociology with a general focus or one of three concentrations: Criminology, Social Justice, or Work and Family Studies.
Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. It is an expanding field that addresses challenging issues such as family dynamics, inequality, patterns of behavior, and forces for social change and resistance. Sociologists’ research can be applied to virtually any aspect of social life, from crime to corporate downsizing.
Students must receive at least a C in each required course. Ideally students should take SOC 2980 , SOC 3040 , SOC 3050 , and SOC 3060 early in the academic program, but no later than the junior year and prior to enrolling in the senior seminar (SOC 4980 ) which should be completed during the senior year.
Students must complete 21 credit hours of courses related to social justice including three required courses (SOC 2010 , SOC 3511 , and SOC 4511 ) and the remaining hours as guided electives.
A single minor is required for the Social Justice concentration.
Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:
Sociology,Social Justice Concentration, B.S., Academic Map
| Major Core
|| 23 hours
| Social Justice Concentration
|| 24 hours
*This program requires courses that can also fulfill requirements of the General Education curriculum. If program requirements are also used to fulfill General Education requirements, the number of elective hours will increase.
General Education (41 hours)
General Education requirements include Communication, History, Humanities, and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Science categories.
The following course required by the program meets General Education requirements:
Major Requirements (47 hours)
Sociology Core (23 hours)
Major Guided Electives
Select 6 credit hours from the following:
Social Justice Concentration (24 hours)
Concentration Guided Electives
Select 15 credit hours from the following:
Recommended Curriculum: Sociology, Social Justic, B.S.
Curricular listings include General Education requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.
- Elective 3 credit hours
- Social Justice concentration electives 6 credit hours *
- Minor course 3 credit hours
- Minor course or elective 3 credit hours
- Social Justice concentration courses 6 credit hours
- Minor courses 6 credit hours
- Elective 3 credit hours