B.A. in Sociology: Social Deviance Concentration

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Program Description

The Social Deviance concentration of the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology degree integrates concepts from various academic disciplines to examine and tackle the real-world issues of deviance as it relates to the aberrant, the diverse, the different and the ever-evolving values and norms of our society and broader culture. Students develop an in-depth understanding of the societal variables (values, norms, ideologies, sanctions, mores) that exist, influence and change with social, cultural and political influences. 

Delivery Modes

  • Traditional (on campus)
  • Global Online (100% online)

Curriculum

On Campus

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
Related Electives* 6
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
SOC 300  Sociology of Deviance
SOC 311  Sociology of Crime
SOC 318  Sociology of Addiction, Excess and Exploitation
SOC 319  Sociology of Technology
SOC 324  Child Abuse and Neglect: A Societal Perspective
SOC 380  Society and the Sociopath
SOC 395  Sociology of Elite Deviance
SOC 400  Structural and Institutional Violence
SOC 405  Re-socializing the Deviant and the Marginalized

Online

Course Credits
Year 1  
Fall Semester 15
SOC 100  Principles of Sociology* 3
SOC 300  Sociology of Deviance  3
SOC 311  Sociology of Crime 3
SOC 410  Social Theory and Society 3
General Education Courses/Electives 3
   
Winter Semester 9
SOC 380  Society and the Sociopath 3
SOC 405  Resocializing the Deviant and the Marginalized 3
General Education Course/Elective 3
   
Spring Semester 15
SOC 318  Sociology of Addiction, Excess, and Exploitation 3
SOC 319  Sociology of Technology  3
SOC 395  Sociology of Elite Deviance 3
General Education Courses/Electives 6
   
Summer Semester 15
SOC 324  Child Abuse and Neglect: A Societal Perspective 3
SOC 400  Structural and Institutional Violence: School, Workplace and Eldercare 3
SOC 415  Social Science Research Methods 3
General Education Courses/Electives 6
   
Year 2  
Fall Semester 12
General Education Courses/Electives 12
   
Winter Semester 12
General Education Courses/Electives 12
   
Spring Semester 15
SOC 410  Social Theory and Society 3
General Education Courses/Electives 12
   
Summer Semester 15
General Education Courses/Electives 15
   
Year 3  
Fall Semester 15
SOC 429  Sociology Internship**  3
General Education Courses/Electives 9
Total 120

Note: All sociology classes are offered at least once during each academic rotation.

* SOC 100 can be taken during the fall, spring or summer semester.

** SOC 429 can be taken during the fall, spring or summer semester. Students must have earned at least 90 credits to take this course.

Accelerated Bachelor's-to-Master's Program

Accelerated bachelor's-to-master's programs are also available to undergraduate students who qualify, including:

  • B.A. Sociology: Social Deviance to M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • B.A. Sociology: Social Deviance to M.Ed. in School Counseling

Curriculum requirements are listed under the "Accelerated Programs" section of this catalog.

Program Webpages

https://www.calu.edu/academics/undergraduate/bachelors/sociology/deviance-campus.aspx

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