2020-2021 Academic Catalog

B.A. in Sociology

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Program Description

The Bachelor of Arts in Sociology degree is designed for students who plan to pursue a career in research in applied settings and who are seeking practical experience using sociological concepts, methods and theory.

Students can take 12 credits in social research methods, plus statistics and a 3-credit internship in the second semester of their senior year.

Delivery Mode

Traditional (on campus)

Curriculum

The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.

Course Credits
Freshman Year  
First Semester 16
ENG 101  English Composition I 3
SOC 100  Principles of Sociology  3
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar 1
Free Elective 3
General Education Courses 6
   
Second Semester 15
Related Elective* 3
Free Electives 6
General Education Courses 6
   
Sophomore Year  
Third Semester 15
MAT 215  Statistics  OR  MAT 205 Statistics for the Health and Social Sciences  OR  PSY 220 Descriptive Statistics 3
Related Elective* 3
Free Elective 3
General Education Courses 6
   
Fourth Semester 15
Related Elective* 3
Free Electives 6
General Education Courses 6
   
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 15
SOC 410  Sociological Theory and Society 3
Related Elective* 3
Free Elective 3
General Education Courses 6
   
Sixth Semester 15
SOC 415  Social Research Methods 3
Related Electives* 6
Free Elective 3
General Education Course 3
   
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester 15
Related Electives*  6
Free Electives 9
   
Eighth Semester 15
SOC 429 Sociology Internship  OR  SOC 495 Seminar in Sociology  OR  SOC 379 Special Problems in Sociology 3
Free Electives 9
General Education Course 3
Total 120


*Related Electives Credits
SOC 211  Collective Behavior 3
SOC 225  Sociology of Aging 3
SOC 240  Social Institutions 3
SOC 290  Gender and Work 3
SOC 309  Sociology of Sport 3
SOC 315  Social Minorities 3
SOC 316  Urban Sociology 3
SOC 317  Substance Use and Abuse 3
SOC 320  International Women's Movement 3
SOC 325  Sociology of the Family 3
SOC 378  Charismatic Leaders 3
Any One SOC Deviance  OR  SOC Applied Elective 3

Program Webpage

https://www.calu.edu/academics/undergraduate/bachelors/sociology/index.aspx