Sociology is the best pathway to becoming an informed citizen of the world. It’s also a gateway to a great diversity of careers. As a sociology major, you will arrive at a better understanding of how the world works and how to change it. You’ll learn useful research skills and the ability to see the big picture – institutions, not just individuals, giving you an edge in areas ranging from social work to business to public service. The Sociology Department offers you a variety of interesting and relevant courses taught by a faculty who are in touch with everything social. You’ll learn about society, you’ll learn about yourself, and you’ll learn how to connect the two.
BA in Sociology
A minimum of 120 semester hours of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 3.0 major GPA. However, more than 120 semester hours may be required depending upon the major field.
BA in Sociology (Combined BA/MAT with Teacher Certification in Grades K – 6 and Teacher of Students with Disabilities)
The Dual Degree Dual Certification program is an accelerated program that leads to teacher certification in grades K-6, teacher certification in Teacher of Students with Disabilities, a baccalaureate degree and a master’s degree.
BA in Sociology with Teacher Certification in Elementary School Teacher in Grades K – 6
A minimum of 120 semester hours of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 3.0 major GPA. Students who wish to pursue K-6 teacher certification in Elementary Education must apply to and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program.
BA in Sociology with Teacher Certification in Social Studies (Preschool – Grade 12)
Students who wish to pursue P-12 teacher certification in Social Studies must apply to and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Because Praxis exams in this area are heavily weighted towards history, we STRONGLY advise students to include History (as a second major ideally) as a primary component of their program.
Minor in Sociology
The Minor in Sociology is an eighteen-credit program available to undergraduate students from any major. Students will combine an introductory course in Sociological Perspective with their choice from a list of electives such as Sociological Research Methods, Social Problems, and more.
Data Collection and Management Certificate Program
The graduate certificate in Data Collection and Management is a 12-credit program that can be completed in just two semesters. The Certificate is an excellent option for job candidates that want to strengthen their ability to collect, analyze, and interpret both quantitative and qualitative data.