General Sociology Concentration

This concentration gives students a broad base of knowledge in the social sciences by exploring issues of social injustice, progress, economic disparity, and human behavior. This is an excellent choice if you’re interested in human services and community advocacy work. The broad base of courses in research, analysis, and the social sciences gives you a strong foundation for graduate work, too. Here's your suggested course of study, depending on the kind of sociology degree you'll earn.

Pathway for BA Students

Year 1

Fall
First-Year Experience
Seminar for Freshmen
First-Year Writing I
Human Behavior & Societies Core Requirement: SOC-113/116
Sociology Elective

Spring
Creativity and Innovation Core Requirement
First-Year Writing II
Math Core Requirement
Sociology Elective

Summer
4 Electives

Year 2

Fall
STE Core Requirement
Studies in Literature Core Requirement
Modern Language Requirement I
SOC-214 or SOC-333

Spring
STE Core Requirement
Social, Cultural & Global Perspectives Core Requirement
Language Requirement II
SOC-214 or SOC-333

Summer
4 Electives

Year 3

Fall
Ethical & Philosophical Inquiry Core Requirement
SOC-433
Sociology Elective
Elective

Spring
VPATH/Social & Intellectual History Core Requirement
2 Sociology Electives
Elective

Note: Students may opt take a core, major, or minor course, if available, in place of an elective.

Pathway for BS Students

Year 1

Fall
First-Year Experience
Seminar for Freshmen
First-Year Writing I
Human Behavior & Societies Core Requirement: SOC-113/116
Sociology Elective

Spring
Creativity and Innovation Core Requirement
First-Year Writing II
Math Core Requirement
Sociology Elective

Summer
4 Electives

Year 2

Fall
STE Core Requirement
Studies in Literature Core Requirement
Quantitative Analysis Core Requirement
SOC-214 or SOC-333

Spring
STE Core Requirement
Social & Intellectual History Core Requirement
SOC-214 or SOC-333
Sociology Elective

Summer
4 Electives

Year 3

Fall
Ethical & Philosophical Inquiry Core Requirement
Sociology Elective
SOC-433
Elective

Spring
Social, Cultural & Global Perspectives Core Requirement
VPATH Core Requirement
Sociology Elective
Elective

Note: Students may opt take a core, major, or minor course, if available, in place of an elective.

Courses & Requirements

Learn more about the classes, requirements, and different options available to complete the program.
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