Sep 29, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Bulletin 
2022-2023 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.

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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