Sociology

Minor

  • Study principles of sociology, diversity, and more
  • Understand all aspects of social behavior
  • Compliment your major
  • Only 18 credits required! 

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Accomplished Social Sciences Faculty


Patrick Seffrin
Director of Crim. Justice Program, Assistant Professor of Sociology/Criminal Justice

Brian Monahan
Assistant Professor of Sociology/Criminal Justice

Joseph Mecca
Lecturer in Criminal Justice and Sociology

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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Comprehensive Social Sciences

The student who majors in Comprehensive Social Sciences will:

  1. acquire knowledge of major interpretations of the social sciences;
  2. engage in the specific modes of inquiry of the social sciences and pursue purposeful, honest, and effective research;
  3. participate effectively in discussion, exercising respect and critical thinking in analyzing opinions and tentativeness in formulating opinions and conclusions;
  4. respond actively and effectively to the challenges of contemporary society, relating the study of social sciences to current affairs;
  5. empathize with human emotions and values and understand the cultural characteristics and accomplishments of diverse ethnic and religious groups, recognizing and appraising the values implicit in their specific orientation.


Competency in the range of social science fields provides the individual with a background for graduate study and/or a variety of careers in contemporary society. A professional option in sociology prepares the student for a career in social service and/or further graduate study.

Upon completion of the program, the Bachelor of Arts degree is awarded with a major in Comprehensive Social Sciences along with a professional component, if chosen, in Sociology.

For graduation, students must have a minimum QPA of 2.33 in the major and a minimum overall QPA of 2.00.

All students enrolled in the Comprehensive Social Sciences Degree Program must take a common core of three courses (9 credits) as follows:

SSCI 351 Social Research
3
SSCI 454 Computer Applications in Social Research
3
SSCI 465 Coordinating Seminar in the Social Sciences
3

All programs require 126 credits for graduation.

Comprehensive Social Sciences (General)

(54 credits)


The following courses are required:

ECON 100 Basic Economics
3
GEOG 210 Principles of Geography
3
HIST 252 United States History to 1865
3
HIST 253 United States History Since 1865
3
HIST XXX Developing World Elective
3
PS 210 American Government and Politics
3
PS XXX Political Science Elective
3
SOC 211 Introductory Sociology
3
SOC 214 Social Problems
3
SOC 218 Anthropology
3

An additional 15 credits in Social Science electives are also required.

A copy of the complete curriculum is available upon request from the Social Sciences Department.

Comprehensive Social Sciences/Sociology

(54 credits)


The following courses are required:

ECON 100 Basic Economics
3
HIST 252, 253 or 320 U.S. History
3
HIST XXX Developing World Elective
3
PS 210 American Government and Politics
3
PS XXX Political Science Elective
3

An additional 9 credits in Social Science electives are also required.
21 credits in Sociology chosen from the department’s offerings.
The program requires 126 credits for graduation.

A copy of the complete curriculum is available upon request from the Social Sciences Department.

Sociology (54 credits)


A. 30 credits (10 courses) in Sociology:

SOC 211 Introductory Sociology (3)
SOC 214 Social Problems (3)
SOC 218 Anthropology (3)
SOC 318 Social Theory (3)
SOC 351 Social Research (3)
SOC 454 Computer Applications in Social Research (3)
SOC 460 Internship in Applied Sociology (3)
SOC 465 Senior Seminar in Sociology (3)

Two of the following:

SOC 215 Media and Society
SOC 303 Criminology
SOC 315 Studies in Urbanization

B. 12 Credits (4 courses) in electives from the following:

SOC 219 Drugs in American Society (3)
SOC 212 Violence and Peace (3)
SOC 304 The Social Networks of Crime, Health, and Society (3)
SOC 305 Social Movements, Collective Behavior and Disasters (3)
SOC 350 Medical Sociology (3)
SOC 399 Special Topics (3)
SOC 405 Deviant Behavior in Society (3)
SOC 410 Race, Crime & Poverty in America (3)
SOC 411 The Family (3)
SOC 499 Independent Study and Research (3)

C. 12 credits (4 courses) of cognate courses:

ECON 100 Basic Economics (3)
HIST 105 Ethnicity and Diversity (3)
PS 210 American Government and Politics (3)
PSYC 211 General Psychology (3)

A copy of the complete curriculum is available upon request from the Social Sciences Department.

Sociology Minor

To minor in Sociology a student must complete:

SOC 211 Introductory Sociology
3
SOC 214 Social Problems
3
SOC 351 Social Research
3
SOC XXX Three Electives
9