The Sociology Department added two new options to its curriculum starting spring 2011. We are very excited that undergraduate students will have the opportunity to choose a concentration in three different areas of sociology: Social Problems, Social Psychology, or Organizations, Occupations, and Work. Students may also choose to take honors classes in sociology which would allow them to graduate with Honors in Sociology.
The concentration in a specific area of sociology will be notated on the student’s transcript and can benefit the student when they market themselves to future employers. The three concentrations each have a course that is a prerequisite for the specific concentration and will each require three more electives chosen from a set of electives that will fulfill the concentration. A grade of “C” or higher must be earned in the required course and a GPA of at least a 2.5 must be earned in the concentration. These courses will not add to the total number of hours required for the major, but will count as four of the six electives already required for the major.
The Honors Program in the Department of Sociology allows students with an overall GPA of at least 3.2 and a GPA of at least 3.5 in all Sociology courses to complete at least nine credit hours of Honors courses in Sociology to graduate with Honors in Sociology, the highest distinction the Department offers. The student is required to complete at least two Honors courses in Sociology and an Honors Thesis. If the student has a concentration in Sociology, one of the Honors courses must be in the concentration.
For more information, pick up an outline of the concentrations in the Sociology Department.