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Sociology Course Requirements

Standard Sociology Major (42 semester hours)

Core Courses (30 Hours)

Principles of Sociology (SOC 101), Social Problems (SOC 204), Social Research Methods (SOC 302), Sociological Theory (SOC 401) Comprehensive Review (1) (SOC 400), Field Observation (2) (BSC 200), Statistics for Behavioral Science (BSC 221), Social Psychology (BSC 301), Counseling and Interviewing Processes (BSC 360), Applied Behavioral Science Seminar (BSC 430), Applied Behavioral Science Internship (440).

Electives (12 Hours)

12 semester hours sociology electives (see catalog for complete listing).



Standard Sociology Major - Applied Criminology/Criminal Justice Emphasis (51 semester hours)

Core Courses (30 Hours)

Principles of Sociology (SOC 101), Social Problems (SOC 204), Social Research Methods (SOC 302), Sociological Theory (SOC 401) Comprehensive Review (1) (SOC 400), Field Observation (2) (BSC 200), Statistics for Behavioral Science (BSC 221), Social Psychology (BSC 301), Counseling and Interviewing Processes (BSC 360), Applied Behavioral Science Seminar (BSC 430), Applied Behavioral Science Internship (440).

Applied Criminology/Criminal Justice Emphasis (21 Hours)

Addictions (PSY 340) (3 Hours)

Select one from Criminal Justice & Juvenile Justice Emphasis (3 Hours)
Juvenile Crime and Justice (SOC 210) or Criminal Justice (SOC 212)
Select one from Criminology (3 Hours)
Deviance (SOC 208), Criminology (SOC 305) or Victimology (SOC 312)
Select one from Law Enforcement (3 Hours)
Contemporary Policing (SOC 209) or Comparative Criminal Justice Systems (SOC 308)

Select one from Corrections (3 Hours)
Women In Prisons (SOC 301) or Corrections (SOC 309)

Select one from Law Adjudication (3 Hours)
Supreme Court and Constitution (GFA 403) or Civil Rights and Liberties (GFA 405)

3 Hours of SOC electives (recommend Criminology (SOC 205) or Family Systems (SOC 303).



Standard Sociology Major - Applied Family Studies Emphasis (51 semester hours)

Core Courses (30 Hours)

Principles of Sociology (SOC 101), Social Problems (SOC 204), Social Research Methods (SOC 302), Sociological Theory (SOC 401) Comprehensive Review (1) (SOC 400), Field Observation (2) (BSC 200), Statistics for Behavioral Science (BSC 221), Social Psychology (BSC 301), Counseling and Interviewing Processes (BSC 360), Applied Behavioral Science Seminar (BSC 430), Applied Behavioral Science Internship (440).

Applied Family Studies (21 Hours)

Social & Cultural Diversity (SOC 205), Family Systems (SOC 303), Human Development Across the Lifespan (PSY 210), Addictions (PSY 340)

Select one:
Death, Dying, Bereavement (SOC 307) or Health Healing & Wellness (SOC 311)

Select one:
Critical Issues in Adult Development (SOC 314) or Critical Issues in Child and Adolescent Development (PSY 309)

3 Hours of SOC electives (see catalog for complete listing).



Sociology Minor (18 semester hours)

Principles of Sociology (SOC 101), Social Problems (SOC 204), Social and Cultural Diversity (SOC 205), Family Systems (SOC 303), 6 semester hours sociology electives (see catalog for complete listing). Electives may include Social Psychology (BSC 301). Minors cannot take BSC 430 and 440.