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 bachelor's degree 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. Elizabeth Gruber
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
Required Major Courses
SOC 100 Principles of Sociology
SOC 410 Social Theory and Society
SOC 415 Social Research Methods
SOC 429 Sociology Internship
MAT 215 Statistics OR MAT 205 Statistics for the Health and Social Sciences OR PSY 220 Descriptive Statistics
SOC 300 Sociology of Deviance
SOC 311 Sociology of Crime
SOC 318 Sociology of Addiction, Excess and Exploitation
SOC 324 Child Abuse and Neglect: A Societal Perspective
SOC 380 Society of the Sociopath
SOC 395 Sociology of Elite Deviance
SOC 400 Structural and Institutional Violence
SOC 405 Resocializing the Deviant and the Marginalized
Qualifying students may opt to take up to four 3-credit graduate-level courses in
place of free electives:
CED 702 Counseling Theory
CED 705 Developmental Group Counseling
CED 720 Cross-cultural Counseling
CED 789 Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling
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