2021-2022 Academic Catalog

B.A. in Sociology: Social Deviance to M.Ed. in School Counseling

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Program Description

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.Ed. 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 school counseling. 

The Master of Education in School Counseling fulfills the degree requirements for the National Counselor Examination (NCE), which is needed to become a National Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor.

Program Coordinator

Dr. Elizabeth Gruber


The following curriculum shows the requirements for completing the bachelor's degree under the accelerated B.A.-to-M.Ed. program. Additional graduate-level courses are required to complete the master's degree; refer to the graduate academic catalog for these requirements.

Course Credits
General Education Courses 40 or 41
Building a Sense of Community
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar
ENG 101  English Composition I
Public Speaking
Any CDC Public Speaking Course
Mathematics and Quantitative Literacy
Any Mathematics and Quantitative Literacy Course
Health and Wellness
Any Health and Wellness Course
Technological Literacy
Any Technological Literacy Course
Any Humanities Course
Fine Arts
Any Fine Arts Course
Natural Sciences
Any Natural Sciences Course
Social Sciences
Any Social Sciences Course
General Education Options
  • Any Ethics and Multicultural Awareness Emphasis Course
  • Any Social Science Menu Course
  • Additional General Education Courses (two courses)
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
Related Electives 27
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 School Counseling Master's Program* Up to 12
Total 120

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 School Counseling master's program in place of free electives. The following graduate programs may be applied toward free electives:

  • CED 700  Foundations of School Counseling
  • CED 702  Counseling Theory
  • CED 705  Developmental Group Process
  • CED 720  Cross-Cultural 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. 

Additional Requirements

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

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