Sociology is the study of human social behavior. As social beings, we must find ways to deal with others and make sense of the world that we create. Sociology studies humanity’s diverse ways of interacting, and attempts to understand the institutions and social systems we build and how society organizes itself.
The Bachelor of Arts in Sociology – Social Work emphasis, teaches you how to analyze both social problems and human needs - and to design and implement programs to remedy these problems.
Sociology is a valuable liberal arts major for students planning careers in social work, education, urban planning, public health, criminal justice and other fields where an understanding and knowledge of social institutions, social interaction and a range of research techniques are needed.
A degree in sociology with an emphasis in social work can lead to careers working with families and children in federal, state and county agencies, in human resource management and in the legal system. The emphasis also prepares students for graduate studies in social work.
Admission to the program may be achieved by completing the following requirements:
How to Apply:
Only credit from regionally accredited institutions will be accepted for transfers. International applicants or domestic applicants with transcripts from international institutions must also submit foreign transcripts.
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Graduation Requirements (2012-2013 Catalog)
General Education Requirements
|Sociology Core Requirements (21 credits)|
|MATU 203 Introduction to Statistics||3|
|SOCU 101 Introduction to Sociology||3|
|SOCU 301 Social Research Design||3|
|SOCU 436 Globalization and Social Change||3|
|SOCU 450 Social and Political Theory||3|
|COMU 315 Intercultural Communication||3|
|SSCU 494 Social Science Capstone Course||3|
|Emphasis in Social Work Core Requirements (9 credits)|
|SOCU 293 Introduction to Social Work||3|
|SOCU 390 Socialization through the Life Span||3|
|SOCU 492 Social Work Practicum||3|
|Emphasis in Social Work Electives (12 credits)|
|Choose four courses from the following:|
|CJCU 412 Victimless Crimes||3|
|HISU 397 Social Movements in the Sixties||3|
|PSYU 320 Human Development Through the Lifespan||3|
|PSYU 323 Child Development||3|
|PSYU 324 Adolescence||3|
|PSYU 336 Social Psychology||3|
|PSYU 450 Introduction to Counseling||3|
|SOCU 302 Interviewing and Assessment Skills in Social Work||3|
|SOCU 306 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I||3|
|SOCU 307 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II||3|
|SOCU 328 Social Inequality/Stratification||3|
|SOCU 391 Youth-at Risk||3|
|SOCU 393 Child Abuse||3|
|SOCU 399 Sociology of Family||3|
|SOCU 426 Crime and Delinquency||3|
|SOCU 440 Drugs and Society||3|
|SOCU 453 Sociology of Social Conflict, Analysis, and Resolution||3|