2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    Mar 03, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Sociology and Social Service B.A.

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Sociology is the scientific study of a group of people with a shared culture and social structure. Sociology majors learn how and why people behave the way they do, as well as the causes of problems within social systems. This scientific and non-judgmental approach prepares students to work productively with diverse populations in society.


Students majoring in Sociology are prepared to continue education in graduate school or for direct employment. Career opportunities include federal, state, and local government, as well as a wide range of national and local nonprofit organizations. Sociology students are also sought out to work in a range of business settings, particularly in positions that require a non-judgmental interaction with others.

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Arts

General Education Requirements

Eight credit hours in a single foreign language is required for CBASE students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Choose 3 credit hours from the following:

Choose an Additional 18 credit hours:

Students must also take an additional 18 credit hours of SOCI, CRMJ or PSYC courses (or HSVA 210) which may include the following optional areas of concentration.

Optional Social Services Concentration

Optional Diversity Studies Concentration

Choose 12 credit hours from the following:

Optional Family Studies Concentration

Choose 12 credit hours from the following:

Total Major Requirements: 36 credit hours

Total Degree Requirements: 124 credit hours

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