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2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology, BS (43-756)

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Major, Bachelor of Science Degree

The graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Develop an awareness of personal assumptions, as well as basic American assumptions in analyzing positions on social issues.

  • Discern the basic components of culture including group diversity, socialization, identity, and cultural symbols.

  • Delineate the basic process and consequences of stratification across social categories including ethnicity, race, social class, gender, and societies.

  • Recognize how social institutions operate organizationally within society and how they vary over time and space.

  • Create reasonable linkages between empirical evidence and theory utilizing both inductive and deductive forms of logic.

  • Develop effective ways of communicating in professional contexts.

  • Understand basic research procedures in accord with the scholarly practices of the discipline of Sociology including the utilization of research journals and their documentation, construction of a research document to report findings, and the proper citation of sources.

  • Critically evaluate the relative strengths and weaknesses of competing theoretical views and everyday frameworks of understanding, recognizing the complexity and uncertainty that are always present.


Sociology, BS (43-756) (4 Year Guide)  

General Education Requirement: 39 Sem. Hours

All students must complete a minimum of 42 credit hours in general education. See The General Education Program Requirements  for full listing of requirements. The following general education classes are required by this major:

Free Electives: 45 Sem. Hours

Minimum Total: 120 Sem. Hours

10Competency 10 course

*NOTE: Students pursuing a double major or minor who have already completed an upper-level (3000/4000) research course may substitute that course for SOC 2805  with permission of the program coordinator.

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