2020-2021 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 bachelor's degree in Sociology: Social Deviance and (thereafter) a master's degree in School Counseling. 

The Master of Education in School Counseling fulfills the degree requirements needed 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 40-41
Free Electives 40-41
Required Major Courses 15
SOC 100  Principles of Sociology 3
SOC 410  Social Theory and Society 3
SOC 415  Social Research Methods 3
SOC 429  Sociology Internship 3
MAT 215  Statistics  OR  MAT 205  Statistics for the Health and Social Sciences  OR  PSY 220  Descriptive Statistics 3
Related Electives 24
SOC 300  Sociology of Deviance 3
SOC 311  Sociology of Crime 3
SOC 318  Sociology of Addiction, Excess and Exploitation 3
SOC 324  Child Abuse and Neglect: A Societal Perspective 3
SOC 380  Society of the Sociopath 3
SOC 395  Sociology of Elite Deviance 3
SOC 400  Structural and Institutional Violence 3
SOC 405  Resocializing the Deviant and the Marginalized 3
Qualifying students may opt to take up to four 3-credit graduate-level courses in place of free electives: 
CED 700  Foundations of School Counseling 
CED 702  Counseling Theory 3
CED 705  Developmental Group Counseling 3
CED 720  Cross-cultural Counseling 3
Total 120

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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