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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 in this degree:

120 semester hours

Total number of hours required (not including prerequisite courses from other disciplines):

39 semester hours

Total number of advanced hours required in this major:

27 semester hours

Specific courses required in major:

SOCI 1301, SOCI 1306, SOCI 2301, SOCI 3311, SOCI 3315, SOCI 2337, SOCI 3316, SOCI 4303,

SOCI 4315, SOCI 4327, SOCI 5387, SOCI 5389, and SOCI 4341.

Suggested sequence of courses for BA in Sociology

FALL - YEAR ONE

 

 

SPRING - YEAR ONE

 

(GE) ENGL 1313

3 hrs

 

(GE) ENGL 1314

3 hrs

(GE) MATH 1301

3 hrs

 

(GE) One of the following:

ARTS 1361, DRAM 2301,

DRAM 2310 or MUSI 2331

 

3 hrs

(GE) One of the following:

BIOL 1400, BIOL 2300,

CHEM 1401, PHSC 1411

or PHSC 1412

3-4 hrs

 

(GE) PSYC 1305

3 hrs

SOCI 1301

3 hrs

 

(GE) DRAM 2312

3 hrs

(GE) One of the following:

HIST 1301, HIST 1302

or HIST 1356

3 hrs

 

SOCI 1306

3 hrs

Total

15-16 hrs

 

Total

15 hrs

FALL - YEAR TWO

 

 

SPRING - YEAR TWO

 

(GE) RLST 1380*

3 hrs

 

Elective course

3 hrs

(GE) ENGL 2335

3 hrs

 

One of the following:

BIOL 1400, BIOL 2300,

CHEM 1401, PHSC 1411,

or PHSC 1412 (GE)

3-4 hrs

(GE) POLS 1301

3 hrs

 

SOCI 2301

3 hrs

(GE) CISS 1310

3 hrs

 

PHIL 2321 (GE)

3 hrs

(GE) MAST 2301*

3 hrs

 

MAST 2370

3 hrs

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

15-16 hrs

*Fulfills the multicultural studies requirement

FALL - YEAR THREE

 

 

SPRING - YEAR THREE

 

(GE) One of the following:

RLST 1310, RLST 1333,

or RLST 1350

3 hrs

 

SOCI 3316

3 hrs

SOCI 3311

3 hrs

 

SOCI 4303

3 hrs

SOCI 3315

3 hrs

 

Minor

3 hrs

SOCI 2337

3 hrs

 

Elective

3 hrs

Elective

3 hrs

 

Elective

3 hrs

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

15 hrs

FALL - YEAR FOUR

 

 

SPRING - YEAR FOUR

 

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

3 hrs

 

Minor

3 hrs

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

15 hrs

The following components are required in all degrees:
General education, major, minor, and validation of completion of:

  • overall semester hours - 120
  • institutional semester hours - 45
  • overall advanced hours - 27
  • institutional advanced hours - 24

Foreign language requirement, if any:

None

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