2021-2022 Academic Catalog

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)


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
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

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.

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.

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