Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work

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Sociology Major/Minor:
Degree Requirements

The Sociology major is designed to contribute to the overall intellectual and personal development of liberal arts students and provide them with backgrounds useful for careers in a variety of fields. Graduates are employed in community, business, and organizational settings, and attend graduate school in sociology, social work, law, and other fields. Practicum and internship courses give students an opportunity to gain experience in one or more field placement settings to complement classroom instruction.

Admission to the Program
Students wishing to major in Sociology should apply through the Department Chairperson prior to the junior year to facilitate planning a sequence of required and elective courses. Transfer students should apply to the Chairperson of the Department when they request admission to the University.

Sociology Degree Requirements
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 300 Sociological Theory 3
SOC 350 Methods of Social Research 3
SOC 351 Statistics for Social Research 4
SOC 400 Senior Seminar 3
SOC/ANT *** 18 credits of electives, up to six of which may be ANT, the remainder to be SOC courses. 18

The student should come as close as possible to the following sequence:

Freshman year: SOC 100
Sophomore year: No required courses
Junior year: SOC 300, 350, 351
Senior year: SOC 400

Recommended Course Sequence, Major in Sociology (B.A.)
Check all course descriptions for prerequisites before planning course schedule.

First Year
ENG 100 College Writing 3
MAT --- Math Course Beyond Algebra II 3
HPE 104 Foundation of Health & Wellness 2
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology 3
LAP 130 Liberal Arts Colloquium 3
Liberal Arts Curriculum 16-25
Total 30
Second Year
Foreign Language Requirement 0-6
SOC --- One or two SOC courses 12-21
Liberal Arts Curriculum
Total 30
Third Year
SOC 300 Sociological Theory- Fall 3
SOC 350 Methods of Social Research-Spring 3
SOC --- Courses in Area of Concentration 3-6
Liberal Arts Curriuculum
Sociology Major Requirements
Total 30
Fourth Year
SOC 351 Statistics for Social Research- Fall 4
SOC 400 Senior Seminar- Spring 3
Total 30
Total Credits 120

In order to graduate with a BA in Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work; a student must have an overall average of 2.0 in both the set of required courses listed above and in all of the courses which are counted toward the major.

Minor: Sociology
15 credits labeled SOC, of which only 3 credits may be at the 100 level, and 9 credits of which must be at the 300 level or above, are required for the Minor. Click here for a listing of all Sociology courses.

For more information concerning the Sociology program, contact Dr. William Lugo at (860) 465-0163.

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