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Bachelor of Arts in Sociology: Deviance

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In sociology, behaviors or actions that violate social norms are called “deviance.” This term includes aberrant social behavior, drug and alcohol addiction, child abuse and neglect, elder abuse, domestic violence, and more.

Program Benefits:

  • Workforce Demand = Favorable Occupational Outlook
  • Complete the program full-time in 2 years or less when transferring an earned associate degree or significant credits
  • Employment of sociologists and social science majors, combined, is projected to grow 26 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.
    (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections program, 2012-22)
  • Prepares students to be professionally effective in diverse and challenging fields, including social services (Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol, Child and Youth Services, Probation, Correction, Education, Politics, Veteran Affairs, Community Reintegration and Treatment)
  • Provides an interdisciplinary understanding of deviance as a concept of difference and diversity
  • Develops a framework for cross-cultural and societal research pertaining to deviance
  • Examines deviance as a concept that is related to significant social problems in schools, workplace, and specific institutions such as elder care
  • Applies a means for institutional response to treat, understand, and influence
  • Sociology of Deviance is paramount to understanding diversity, inter-cultural complexities, policy, societal change, ideology, and system values, norms, and mores

  • The Deviance concentration provides a strong foundation for further graduate study in areas such as social work, counseling, law school, criminal justice, and several other fields
  • Examine real-world problems in the seminar project or internship
  • 100% asynchronous online delivery to meet the needs of busy students and professionals

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“As researchers for television dramas including ‘CSI’, ‘The Blacklist’, ‘Backstrom’, and ‘Bones,’ we rely on industry professionals to help us to make sure our shows are as realistic as possible.  Emily Sweitzer has been a great consultant for us on these shows. 
….From criminal psychology to forensic psychology to child psychology in court battles (you name it!), Emily always gives us interesting, thought-provoking and realistic avenues for us to explore.”


- Scott Recchia
Researcher For TV Dramas

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