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Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Applied Concentration - 120 credits

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The applied concentration in sociology is geared to the student who wishes to pursue a career in research in applied settings and who seeks practical experience using sociological concepts, methods and theory. Students are required to take 12 credits in social research methods, plus statistics and a 3-credit internship in the second semester of their senior year.

The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.

Freshman Year

First Semester - 16 credits
Course Credits

UNI 100 First-Year Seminar

1 cr.

ENG 101 English Composition 1        

3 crs.

SOC 100 Principles of Sociology

3 crs.

General Education Courses

6 crs.

Free Elective 

3 crs.

 

Second Semester - 15 credits
Course Credits 

Sociology Elective or SOC 205 Contemporary Social Problems

3 crs.

General Education Courses

6 crs.

Free Electives

6 crs.

 

Sophomore Year

Third Semester - 15 credits
Course Credits

MAT 215 Statistics or PSY 220 Descriptive Statistics

3 crs.

Sociology Elective OR SOC 210 Social Stratification

3 crs.

General Education Courses

6 crs.

 Free Elective

3 crs.



Fourth Semester - 15 credits
Course Credits

Sociology Elective OR SOC 312 Sociology of Organizations

3 crs.

General Education Courses

6 crs. 

Free Electives 

6 crs. 

 

Junior Year

Fifth Semester - 15 credits
Course Credits

SOC 410 Sociological Theory

3 crs.

Sociology Elective or SOC 411 Symbolic Interaction

3 crs.

General Education Courses 

6 crs.

Free Elective 

3 crs. 



Sixth Semester - 15 credits
Course Credits

SOC 415 Social Research Methods

3 crs.

Sociology Elective OR SOC 417 Field Research Methods

3 crs.

Sociology Elective OR SOC 420 Applied Sociology 

3 crs.

General Education Course 

3 crs. 

Free Elective 

3 crs.

 

Senior Year

Seventh Semester -15 credits
Course Credits

Sociology Elective OR SOC 425 Evaluation Research

3 crs.

Sociology Elective

3 crs.

Free Electives 

9 crs. 

 

Eighth Semester - 15 credits
Course Credits

SOC 429 Sociology Internship

3 crs.

General Education Course

3 crs.

Free Electives 

9 crs.