Sociology (B.A.)

Are you interested in people? Are you fascinated by such topics as cultural diversity or marriage and the family? These subjects and others that deal with social relationships and the nature of society comprise the discipline of sociology.

Sociology is the study of social groups. It is concerned with the way groups are organized, how they function, how they change, and the way in which they influence human behavior. Groups may vary in size and complexity from two people to entire societies. Sociology is a broad and eclectic field, and sociologists use many different approaches, ranging from quantitative methods to humanistic analysis.

The curriculum for the Sociology major is designed to give students maximum exposure to the breadth of the field. Specially designed concentrations in the Sociology major allow students to focus on a particular area of interest or to major in a more general study of sociology.

Select Pathway

  • Complete one of the following Pathways: Crime & Justice, General Sociology, or Public Health.
Sub-Total Credits
16-18

Pathway in General Sociology

  • at least one elective Sociology course must be at the 300-level or higher (excluding SOC 350).
Item #
Title
Credits
SOC Elective  +
3
SOC Elective  +
3
SOC Elective  +
3
SOC course 300 level  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
16

Pathway in Crime and Justice

Item #
Title
Credits
CRM Elective  +
3
CRM Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
16

Pathway in Public Health

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
18

Degree Completion Notes

  • Total credits required for bachelor degree (minimum): 120 credits
  • Completion of required General Education coursework
  • 1/2 of major requirements must be completed at Sage
  • Cumulative GPA required for graduation (minimum): 2.000
  • Minimum major GPA required for graduation (minimum): 2.200
Total credits:
35-37

Overview

Program

Type

Bachelor's