Sociology

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree and the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in sociology.

Faculty: Professor Carroll, chairperson. Professors Cunnigen and Mederer; Associate Professors Costello, Doerner and Van Wyk; Assistant Professor Brasher, Keller, and Zozula; Lecturers Bibeau and Pisa; Professor Emeriti Peters and Reilly.

BACHELOR OF ARTS

Students selecting this curriculum must complete a minimum of 30 credits (maximum 45) in sociology, including SOC 100, 301, 401, 495 [capstone], and two courses selected from SOC 240, 242, 336, 413, 428, and 452. At least 18 of the 30 credits must be at the 300 level or above. No more than six credits in independent study and/or field experience courses may be used toward the 30 credits required for the major. SOC 495 is to be taken during the senior year. (See the description of the anthropology major.)

A total of 120 credits is required for graduation. At least 42 of these must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

In order to transfer into the sociology B.A. program from University College for Academic Success, a student must have completed at least 24 credits and have earned a minimum of a 2.00 GPA.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

Students in this curriculum complete a concentration in Criminology and Criminal Justice.

SOC 476 is the capstone course for the Criminology and Criminal Justice option.

Criminology and Criminal Justice Option. A minimum of 30 credits in sociology is required including SOC 100, 230, 274, 301, 370, and 476 (18); two courses selected from SOC 240, 242, 336, 403, 410, 413, 428, and 452 (6); and two courses selected from SOC 300, 330, 331, 332, 403, 410, 420, 450, 497, 498, and 499 (6). SOC 300, 497, 498, and 499 may be used only when the subject matter is central to criminology and/or criminal justice; students should consult with the program coordinator before enrolling in one to ensure the course can be used for the major. No more than three credits in independent study and/or field experience may be used toward the 30 credits required for the major. Students in this major must fulfill the foreign language/cross-cultural competence requirement by demonstrating competence in a foreign language, taking six credits in a foreign language, or by study abroad in an approved academic program for at least one semester. They may not use cross-cultural competence courses to fulfill this requirement. In addition to the required courses, students selecting this option are strongly encouraged to take PSC 388 and PSC 472.

A total of 120 credits is required for graduation.