Department of Sociology Programs

The study of sociology helps students develop a greater appreciation for the diversity of human experience. Rigorous yet collaborative coursework in social science research, sociological theory and social diversity is coupled with service learning, internship, independent study, student research, and volunteer opportunities. Graduates work in such diverse fields such as public and private service agencies, criminal justice, marketing, research, business consulting, and more.

The Minor in Sociology provides a flexible introduction to topics in Sociology. Students take Introduction to Sociology (SOC 100 - a prerequisite) and five additional electives in the discipline.


Program Requirements

Sociology, B.A. consist of a minimum of 36 credits. Courses provide both broad and in-depth encounters with sociology as a discipline. They help students develop an understanding of social behavior, social structures, and how people come to understand their experiences. Elective offerings allow students to adapt the major to their interests and career plans. The BA emphasizes Sociology most broadly. Students who excel in either program will find themselves prepared for a range of graduate study and career options. Career opportunities include positions in private and public social service agencies and in criminal justice, as well as research related careers in public opinion and marketing.


Program Requirements

Sociology, B.S. - Concentration: Criminology and Criminal Justice consist of a minimum of 36 credits. Courses provide both broad and in-depth encounters with sociology as a discipline. They help students develop an understanding of social behavior, social structures, and how people come to understand their experiences. Elective offerings allow students to adapt the major to their interests and career plans. The BS degree focuses on Criminology with a social science foundation and an emphasis on diversity. Students who excel in either program will find themselves prepared for a range of graduate study and career options. Career opportunities include positions in private and public social service agencies and in criminal justice, as well as research related careers in public opinion and marketing.


Program Requirements

The graduate program in sociology is designed to provide students training in research methods and theories of our disciplines that may be used to identify and address a wide range of social issues that directly  and indirectly affect individuals and their communities. The program specifically emphasizes social justice, identifying its barriers and constraints, and seeking ways to mitigate them.


Program Requirements