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Sociology

About the Program: 

A degree in sociology provides the framework for understanding complex societal issues. This major provides a valuable foundation for many community-oriented careers, including human services, teaching, law and politics. As a sociology major, you will choose one of three concentrations:

General Sociology
What you'll study - Social science theories and philosophies, including sociology of religion, gender and race
Career Paths - Social work, teaching, law, politics, market research, public relations

Human Services Studies
What you'll study - Nonprofit management, psychology, sociology, methods of social research, statistics
Career Paths - Nonprofit management, delivery of social services

Criminal Justice
What you'll study - Methods of social research, criminology, juvenile delinquency, deviance and social control
Career Paths - Law enforcement, law, government agencies, private investigation
Internships and Careers - We have strong working relationships with criminal justice agencies throughout the region. Students are encouraged to get hands-on experience in the field by spending a semester as an intern at one of these agencies. As an intern, you will make the connections you need to help you with your future career.  Our students regularly obtain internships with:

    Police Departments
    Corrections Facilities
    Probation Departments
    County Courts
    Law firms
    Private detective agencies
    Division of Youth and Family Services
    Social Service Agencies

Please also take note of the Common Core and General Education Programs.

COURSES: 
General Sociology Concentration Core (Required)
Notes and Instructions: 
Choose from either: Senior Research Seminar, Fall Internship in Sociology, or Spring Internship in Sociology Students declaring/changing to one of the majors in the division (PSC, PSY, SOC) must take the discipline-specific statistics course if they have not previously taken another statistics course. If a student has taken a statistics course in another discipline prior to declaring the major, and earned a C or better in that course, they do not have to take the discipline-specific statistics course. Under no circumstances can MTH 200 be substituted for PSY 245 or SOC 218.
General Sociology Concentration- Required (Group 1)
Notes and Instructions: 
Select 1 course from those listed above.
General Sociology Concentration- Required (Group 2)
Notes and Instructions: 
Select 3 courses from those listed above.
General Sociology Concentration- Required (Group 4)
Notes and Instructions: 
Select 2 courses from those listed above.
Criminal Justice Concentration Core (Required)
Notes and Instructions: 
Choose from either: Senior Research Seminar, Fall Internship in Sociology, or Spring Internship in Sociology
Criminal Justice Concentration- Required (Group 2)
Notes and Instructions: 
Select 2 courses from those listed above.
Criminal Justice Concentration- Required (Group 3)
Notes and Instructions: 
Select 2 courses from those listed above.
Criminal Justice Concentration- Required (Group 4)
Notes and Instructions: 
Select two courses from those listed above, one of which must focus specifically on Criminal Justice.