Nov 26, 2022  
2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology, Work and Family Studies Concentration, B.S.


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Sociology and Anthropology  
615-904-8349
Angela Mertig, program coordinator

Gretchen Webber, faculty advisor
Gretchen.Webber@mtsu.edu

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 may pursue a B.S. in Sociology with a general focus or one of three concentrations: Criminology, Social Justice, or Work and Family Studies.

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 the sociology of work and family including three required courses (SOC 3400 , SOC 4050 , and SOC 4100 ) and the remaining hours as guided electives.

A single minor is required for the Work and Family Studies concentration.

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Degree Requirements


General Education 41 hours
Major Requirements 47 hours*
     Major Core    26 hours
     Work and Family Studies Concentration    21 hours
Minor 15-18 hours
Electives 14-20 hours
TOTAL 120 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)


Work and Family Studies Concentration (21 hours)


Concentration Guided Electives

Select 12 credit hours from the following:

Minor (15-18 hours)


Electives (14-20 hours)


Recommended Curriculum: Sociology, Work and Family Studies


Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Freshman Fall


Subtotal: 13 Hours


Freshman Spring


Subtotal: 16 Hours


Subtotal: 16 Hours


Sophomore Spring


Subtotal: 16 Hours


Junior Fall


  • 3 credit hours *
  • SOC guided elective 3 credit hours *
  • Work/Family concentration course 3 credit hours *
  • Minor courses 6 credit hours

Subtotal: 15 Hours


Junior Spring


  • SOC guided elective 3 credit hours *
  • Work/Family concentration courses 6 credit hours *
  • Minor course 3 credit hours
  • Minor course or elective 3 credit hours

Subtotal: 15 Hours


Senior Fall


  • Work/Family concentration elective 3 credit hours *
  • Minor courses 6 credit hours
  • Electives 6 credit hours

Subtotal: 15 Hours


Senior Spring


Subtotal: 14 Hours


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