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Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Applied Concentration – 120 Credits

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 Seminar1 cr.
ENG 101 English Composition 1         3 crs.
SOC 100 Principles of Sociology3 crs.
General Education Courses6 crs.
Free Elective 3 crs.

Second Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits 
Sociology Elective or SOC 205 Contemporary Social Problems
3 crs.
General Education Courses6 crs.
Free Electives6 crs.

Sophomore Year

Third Semester – 15 credits
Course
Credits
MAT 215 Statistics or PSY 220 Descriptive Statistics3 crs.
Sociology Elective OR SOC 210 Social Stratification3 crs.
General Education Courses6 crs.
 Free Elective3 crs.

Fourth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
Sociology Elective OR SOC 312 Sociology of Organizations3 crs.
General Education Courses6 crs. 
Free Electives 6 crs. 

Junior Year

Fifth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
SOC 410 Sociological Theory3 crs.
Sociology Elective or SOC 411 Symbolic Interaction3 crs.
General Education Courses 6 crs.
Free Elective 3 crs. 

Sixth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
SOC 415 Social Research Methods3 crs.
Sociology Elective OR SOC 417 Field Research Methods3 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 Research3 crs.
Sociology Elective3 crs.
Free Electives 9 crs. 

Eighth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
SOC 429 Sociology Internship3 crs.
General Education Course3 crs.
Free Electives 9 crs.