Oct 18, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Bulletin 
2020-2021 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology BA

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Sociologists study the formation and interaction of human groups and the individual’s relationship to social groups. There is a focus on the role of various groups in socialization of the individual into norms, values and behaviors. There is also a focus on the development of  major social institutions and how they interact with each other and impact socialization across time and cultures. Sociologists use a theoretical framework that examines how institutions and groups function for the success of a society, the conflicts that may be inherent in group interaction, and how human beings can change institutions and their relationship.

Total Credits - 124

Additional Requirements

Major field test is required. It is expected that all majors will attend at least one professional conference before graduation.

Additional Information

Computer Policy

In the Behavioral Sciences, the computer is an indispensable tool for collecting and working with data, accessing scientific reports, and for writing and critical thinking. As a result, the Department of Behavioral Sciences requires students to have a laptop computer in order to meet the requirements of the curriculum. Students are responsible for maintaining their computer with the required software appropriate for the courses they are enrolled in as they progress through the curriculum. Use of the computer varies by course.

Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program a student will be able to:

  • Think critically about human thought and behavior in individuals, sociocultural and ecological systems.
  • Select credible sources of evidence from the behavioral sciences, and specifically in the area of sociology science.
  • Conduct effective research projects in sociology from design through data interpretation.
  • Apply ethical standards to scholarship and practice in Sociology.
  • Apply principles and skills from Sociology to serve their communities.
  • Write effectively about theories, data, and practice in Sociology.
  • Speak effectively about theories, data, and practice in Sociology.
  • Will prepare a professional plan for life after graduation.
  • Apply principles from Sociology to understand and influence the development of faith across the life span.
  • Know the key themes in relevant areas in Sociology.

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