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Sociology, BS

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This major is administered by the Department of Sociology and Social Work .

Program Learning Outcomes

As a graduate of the Sociology Program, you will be able to:  

  1. Describe similarities and differences between sociology and the other social sciences and express the variety of ways sociology contributes to our understanding of social reality
  2. Analyze the impact of human diversity and social inequality on both social structures and individuals
  3. Identify and apply basic methodological approaches for gathering, analyzing, and interpreting data, and discuss ethical issues in sociological research
  4. Apply sociological principles and theoretical perspectives to social reality
  5. Explain how the individual or groups of individuals are influenced by social, cultural, or political institutions
  6. Describe the essential connections and interdependencies of societies
  7. Analyze how sociology contributes to an understanding of social change

Consists of a minimum of 32 credits in the major.

Note: Required courses marked ** below have Math prerequisites. Depending on your placement score, additional courses may be required.

Core Courses

Applied Requirement Options

Electives, 15 credits

Complete 15 additional credits from the list below. No more than 6 credits may be taken from the Social Work (SW) prefix.

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