Sociology and Anthropology
Angela Mertig, program coordinator
Ugur Orak, faculty advisor
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 criminology courses including two required courses (SOC 4300 and SOC 4540 ) and the remaining hours as guided electives.
A single minor is required for the Criminology concentration.