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Sociology (with Emphasis in Sociological Practice)

This degree provides fundamental knowledge and skills for those who wish to learn the practice of sociology. Sociology offers a unique and critical perspective on the contemporary social world and its problems. Education is offered in the ethical use of both applied (research-based) and clinical (interventive) sociology. The program emphasizes critical thinking, writing and analytical skills, and provides excellent preparation for graduate and professional studies. Students are required to complete a capstone and practicum course. Those who complete this degree will have the necessary sociological insight to assist in the positive transformation of the community in the private and public sectors. This program is accredited in the specialty of sociological practice through the Commission on Applied and Clinical Sociology.

Students wishing to declare their intent to major in Sociology may do so with the Registrar. Formal admission into the program involves the submission of an application form to the Undergraduate Sociology Program Director. Criteria for acceptance are:

  1. Student's GPA must be at least 2.00 at time of application or he/she must receive probationary acceptance by the Program Director; and
  2. Student's interests, goals, and expectations must be compatible with the program, as demonstrated on the application and/or during the follow-up interview. Following acceptance, the student will meet with the Program Director to review the program learning objecties, and create a plan of study, and discuss possible career options.

Sociology - BA

This major requires a minor.

Total number of hours required for this degree:

128 semester hours

Total number of hours required (not including prerequisites) in major:

39 semester hours

Total number of advanced hours required in major:

24 semester hours

Major courses required:

SOCI 1301, SOCI 1306, SOCI 2301, SOCI 2337, SOCI 3311, SOCI 3315, SOCI 3316, SOCI 4303, SOCI 4315, SOCI 4327, SOCI 5387, SOCI 5389, SOCI 4341

Suggested Sequence of Courses for BA in Sociology

Freshman Year

Fall

 

 

Spring

 

ENGL 1313

3 hrs

 

PHIL 2321

3 hrs

MATH 1301

3 hrs

 

PSYC 1305

3 hrs

Natural science w/lab

4 hrs

 

Fine Arts course

3 hrs

SOCI 1301

3 hrs

 

Elective

3 hrs

HIST 1301

3 hrs

 

SOCI 1306

3 hrs

Total

16 hrs

 

Total

15 hrs

Sophomore Year

Fall

 

 

Spring

 

RLST 1380

3 hrs

 

Elective

3 hrs

ENGL 2335

3 hrs

 

Natural science w/o lab

3 hrs

POLS 1311

3 hrs

 

SOCI 2301

3 hrs

SOCI 2337

3 hrs

 

Elective

3 hrs

MAST 2301

3 hrs

 

MAST 2370

3 hrs

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

15 hrs

Junior Year

Fall

 

 

Spring

 

RLST 2300

3 hrs

 

SOCI 3316

3 hrs

SOCI 3311

3 hrs

 

Elective (Adv)

3 hrs

SOCI 3315

3 hrs

 

SOCI 4303

3 hrs

Minor

3 hrs

 

Minor

3 hrs

Elective

3 hrs

 

Elective

3 hrs

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

15 hrs

Senior Year

Fall

 

 

Spring

 

SOCI 4315

3 hrs

 

SOCI 5387

3 hrs

SOCI 4327

3 hrs

 

SOCI 5389

3 hrs

MINOR

3 hrs

 

SOCI 4341

3 hrs

MINOR

3 hrs

 

MINOR

3 hrs

Elective (Adv)

3 hrs

 

MINOR (Adv)

3 hrs

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

15 hrs

The following components are required in all degrees:

General education, major, minor (if required), foundation courses (if required), validation of computer literacy, and validation of overall advanced and institutional hours.

Computer literacy requirement fulfilled through:

One of the following:

SOCI 3311

Sociological Statistics

SOCI 3315

Qualitative Sociological Research Methods

SOCI 3316

Quantitative Sociological Research Methods

Foreign language requirement, if any:

None

Prescribed sequence of courses, if any:

SOCI 3311 & 3315 for SOCI 3316

SOCI 3311, 3315, 3316, 3325 for SOCI 5387

Acceptable minor fields:

Any OLLU approved minor

Sociology - Minor

Total number of hours required in the minor:

18 semester hours

Total number of advanced hours required in the minor:

6 semester hours

Prerequisites to the required courses in the minor:

None

Violence Prevention and Intervention - Certificate

For Psychology/Human Science/Sociology majors:

15 semester hours consisting of one of the following:

PSYC 3334

Counseling in Spanish

PSYC 3335

Counseling I: Theory and Skills

PSYC 3336

Counseling II: Group Leadership

One of the following:

PSYC 4391

Practicum: Psychology

SOCI 5389

Practicum

CRIJ 5389

Practicum

Two of the following:

PSYC/SOCI/SOWK 4330

Violence in Communities and Families

PSYC/SOCI/SOWK 5330

Violence Prevention and Intervention

PSYC/SOCI/SOWK 5315

Child Welfare

PSYC/SOCI/SOWK 5316

Services to Children Exposed to Violence