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Bachelor of Science

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Bachelor of Science
Sociology (General)

College of Letters and Sciences

Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology

Program Description

The CSU Sociology program offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to educate students about a broad range of topics in the study of sociology leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. Using the latest technological teaching innovations, sociology online courses are easy to navigate, provide multiple opportunities for interaction, and deliver course content in an effective and comprehensive manner.

Sociology is the scientific study of groups and human interaction. Few other fields have such a scope and relevance for research, theory, and application of knowledge. The CSU Sociology program offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to educate students about a broad range of topics in the study of sociology leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. Since the subject matter of sociology is people and human behavior, sociologists investigate the structure and interactions of groups, organizations, and societies.

Example study areas include:
  • The Family
  • Race, Class, and Gender
  • Crime, Conformity, and Deviance
  • Social Stratification, Prejudice and Discrimination
  • Community Development, and Social Policy
  • Work and Organizations
  • Global Studies: - Model African Union
  • African Women and Development
  • Social Theory
  • Social Research Methods

Career Opportunities

  • Mental Health Worker
  • Adoption Agent
  • Corrections Officer
  • Child Welfare Officer
  • Human Resources
  • Welfare Counselor
  • Community Service Agency
  • Claims Representative
  • Public Opinion Surveyor
  • Marketing Research Analyst
  • Social Worker
  • Case Aid Worker
  • Child Abuse Case Manager
  • Advertising Assistant
  • Delinquency Counselor
  • Parole/Probation Officer
  • Researcher
  • Correctional Case Worker
  • Technical Writer
  • Alcohol/ Drug Case Worker
  • Research Assistant
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Labor Relations
  • Personnel Interviewer

Admission Requirements

There are no program specific admission requirements.

Learning Outcomes

Students will:
  • be able to recognize trends and patterns,
  • develop then ability to create reports,
  • be able to think critically and analytically about issues,
  • develop skills in interpersonal communications,
  • develop skills in research and data analysis,
  • develop skills in planning and organizing, and management.

Additional Program Requirements

There are no program specific academic regulations.

Program Of Study

Area A Essential Skills Required Hours: 9
ENGL 1101 (with a grade of "C" or better)
ENGL 1102 (with a grade of "C" or better)
Select one of the following courses:

Area B Institutional Options Required Hours: 5
COMM 1110
Select two of the following courses:

OR
Select one of the following courses: Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002
Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.

Note: the extra hour may be used as an elective.

Area C Humanities/Fine Arts/Ethics Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:

Select one of the following fine arts courses: *ITDS 1145, though listed under both humanities and fine arts, may be taken only once.

Area D Science/Math/Technology Required Hours: 10
Select two science courses from the list below, one of which must include a lab.

Select one of the following courses or a science course from above:

Area E Social Sciences Required Hours: 12
Select one course from the following two courses:
HIST 2111 HIST 2112
Take the following course:
POLS 1101
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:

Select one world cultures course from the following courses:

Wellness Requirement Required Hours: 3

PHED 1205
Select any one PEDS course.

Area F Courses Related to Major Required Hours: 18
A grade of "C" or higher is required in all courses
ANTH 1105 Cultural Anthropology PSYC 1101 Introduction to General Psychology
Choose 12 hours (1000/2000 level courses) from the following disciplines: anthropology, statistics, philosophy, social work, geography, mathematics, linguistics, logic, political science, history, or foreign language.

Note: If any course listed above is used to satisfy Area A-E, select another course approved for the same area of the core.

Area G Program Requirements Required Hours: 12
A grade of "C" or higher is required in all courses
SOCI 3103 Sociological Theory SOCI 3111 Social Research Methods SOCI 3117 Race and Ethnic Relations SOCI 4796 Sociology Capstone

Area H Program Electives Required Hours: 27
A grade of "C" or higher is required in all courses

Area I General Electives Required Hours: 21

Total Required Hours: 123

4 Year Course Schedule

Suggested four year course schedule
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