Bachelor of Science Sociology

This program is particularly appropriate for students who are considering the job market upon graduation; it combines a solid liberal arts and science curriculum with courses that compliment specific career goals. It also can be appropriate for students intending to further their education with graduate study if they choose the elective courses to support that choice.

Various concentrations are offered - see descriptions on following page. Also, a minor in a related area of study can be approved. Therefore, the bachelor of science degree gives students the flexibility to pursue their individual career needs and desires.

Each concentration requires forty-five credits in sociology including core sociology courses plus sociology electives. In addition, courses in related fields that support the chosen concentration are required. The culmination of the program is a senior year internship (an on-the-job placement) that gives students the opportunity to put into practice the skills they have acquired through their course work and to gain valuable work experience. Another option is a directed study that gives students the opportunity to design and carry out their own research project in preparation for a research career or graduate study. Students also will complete a senior capstone course. There is no foreign language requirement.

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