- Credit Hours: 120 hours
- Concentrations: [optional] Sociological Social Psychology; Social Problems and Policy; Organizations, Occupations, and Work
- Declaring the Major: Minimum GPA of 2.0 required; no pre-requisite courses; change of major form accepted year-round; orientation/advising session required after declaration.
- Advising (For the Major): Required on admission to the major and before beginning the senior year; required when GPA falls below 2.0; recommended more frequently.
- Advising (For General Education): by CLAS advising center.
- Minimum Grades/GPA: GPA of 2.0 in the major required for graduation; C or better in ALL courses.
- Teacher Licensure: No
- Evening Classes Available: YES (major might be completed at night).
- Weekend Classes Available: No
- Other Information: Internships, Departmental Honors, Honor Society, Concentrations, Pearson Scholarship, Study Abroad, Dual Enrollment for MA.
- Contact(s): Elizabeth Stearns, Undergraduate Coordinator
For a list of Undergraduate Programs, including Sociology, please visit the academics webpage.
Upon completing the program, students should be able to demonstrate:
- An understanding of the interactions among individuals, groups, social institutions and demography in society. Specifically, students should be able to:
- Distinguish the building blocks of society
- Identify trends and patterns of relationships in society
- Competence in understanding, critically assessing, and applying major sociological concepts. Specifically, students should be able to:
- Identify and distinguish among sociological concepts
- Integrate terms, concepts and ideas
- Evaluate sociological concepts
- A recognition of the various theoretical perspectives of sociology. Specifically, students should be able to:
- Identify assumptions and arguments associated with particular theories
- Evaluate competing theories by assessing the logical structure of arguments and hypothesis testing
- Apply theory in order to explain sociological phenomena
- Explain the process of theory development
- An understanding of research methods appropriate to sociological inquiry. Specifically, students should be able to:
- Identify and differentiate research methods used in sociology
- Evaluate different research methods in terms on validity and reliability
- Present, analyze and interpret data
- Critically evaluate research
- Competence in posing research questions, developing logical arguments, and evaluating evidence. Specifically, students should be able to:
- Pose sociological questions
- Understand and synthesize academic research
- Use sociological concepts to hypothesize relationships
- Communicate clearly stated, coherent arguments based on evidence