The Social Deviance concentration of Cal U's Bachelor of Arts in Sociology degree integrates concepts from various academic disciplines to examine and tackle the real-world issues of social deviance. Qualified undergraduate students in the Social Deviance concentration may be eligible to participate in the accelerated B.A.-to-M.S. program, which enables them to take graduate courses that apply to both their B.A. in Sociology: Social Deviance and (thereafter) a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling.
Cal U's Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling prepares students to work as professional counselors in a variety of behavioral health and social service settings.
Dr. Robert Mehalik
The following curriculum shows the requirements for completing the bachelor's degree under the accelerated B.A.-to-M.S. program. Additional graduate-level courses are required to complete the master's degree; refer to the graduate academic catalog for these requirements.
|General Education Courses||40 or 41|
|Building a Sense of Community
UNI 100 First-Year Seminar
ENG 101 English Composition I
Any CDC Public Speaking Course
|Mathematics and Quantitative Literacy
Any Mathematics and Quantitative Literacy Course
|Health and Wellness
Any Health and Wellness Course
Any Technological Literacy Course
Any Humanities Course
Any Fine Arts Course
Any Natural Sciences Course
Any Social Sciences Course
|General Education Options
|Required Major Courses||12|
|SOC 100 Principles of Sociology||3|
|SOC 410 Social Theory and Society||3|
|SOC 415 Social Research Methods||3|
|SOC 429 Sociology Internship OR SOC 379 Special Problems in Sociology OR SOC 495 Seminar in Sociology||3|
|SOC 300 Sociology of Deviance||3|
|SOC 311 Sociology of Crime||3|
|SOC 318 Sociology of Addiction, Excess and Exploitation||3|
|SOC 319 Sociology of Technology||3|
|SOC 324 Child Abuse and Neglect: A Societal Perspective||3|
|SOC 380 Society and the Sociopath||3|
|SOC 395 Sociology of Elite Deviance||3|
|SOC 400 Structural and Institutional Violence||3|
|SOC 405 Re-socializing the Deviant and the Marginalized||3|
|Free Electives||40 or 41|
|Student-Selected Undergraduate Free Electives||28 to 41|
|Graduate-Level Courses from the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master's Program*||Up to 12|
Additional requirements, not counted toward the General Education requirements, include:
- Special Experience Course (1 course required): Any One SOC Special Experience Course
- Writing-Intensive Component Courses (2 courses required): Any Two SOC Approved Writing-Intensive Menu Courses
- Laboratory Course (1 course required): Any Laboratory Menu Course
* Accelerated Bachelor's-to-Master's Degree Option: Qualifying students may apply to take up to four 3-credit graduate-level courses from the clinical mental health counseling master's program in place of free electives. The following graduate programs may be applied toward free electives:
- CED 702 Counseling Theory
- CED 705 Developmental Group Process
- CED 720 Cross-Cultural Counseling
- CED 789 Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Program Notes: 42 credits (or 14 courses) of upper-division (any course numbered 200 or above with at least one pre-requisite course) courses are required. Undergraduate students must be at least of junior standing and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to apply for the graduate program. They must have earned 90 credits to register for a graduate-level course. Students interested in participating in the accelerated program must see their adviser. Students may also apply for any of the 9-credit CED certificate programs.
Undergraduate students in the accelerated program may register for no more than 6 graduate credits in any one term, and in terms when a graduate course is registered, the student may not register for more than 18 total credits.
It is the student’s responsibility to apply and meet the qualifications of the graduate program portion of the accelerated program. Failure to follow through with enrollment in the accelerated graduate program will result in additional undergraduate credits to complete the bachelor’s degree, as outlined in the Undergraduate Credit for Graduate Courses policy.
Additional accelerated program requirements may be found at: https://www.calu.edu/inside/forms/_files/academic-affairs/accelerated-program-application.pdf