BA in Sociology

This degree program equips students with the theories and methods necessary to analyze society. It positions students to successfully pursue careers in social and community service professions, academia, education, management, marketing, criminology, international relations, law and social justice.

Sociology Degree Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Sociology allows you to apply major sociological theories and methods to gain a greater understanding of society on both a national and global scale. Graduates will be prepared to work in a broad range of professions.

As a student you will:

  • Analyze U.S. and global diversity, including the social inequalities that result. 
  • Apply major sociological theories to explain societies.
  • Master scientific writing for sociological research.
  • Employ various sociological methods to study social groups and occurrences.
  • Evaluate the structure of major social institutions and organizations.

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Fall II (Oct 29, 2018)

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39115 Trade Center Drive, Suite 203, Palmdale, CA 93551
Fairfield Campus
2450 Martin Road, Fairfield, CA 94534
Hanford Campus
325 Mall Drive, Hanford, CA 93230
Irvine Campus
16355 Laguna Canyon Road, 1st Floor, Irvine, CA 92618
Modesto Campus
5222 Pirrone Court, Salida, CA 95368
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Ontario Campus
3990 Concours Street, Suite 100, Ontario, CA 91764
Palm Desert Campus
75-105 Merle Dr, Suite 800, Bldg. B, Palm Desert, CA 92211
Riverside Campus
3550 Vine Street, Suite 200, Riverside, CA 92507
San Diego Campus
7460 Mission Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92108
Santa Maria Campus
1300 E. Cypress Street, Building A-1, Santa Maria, CA 93454
Victorville Campus
13911 Park Avenue, Suite 100, Victorville, CA 92392
Yuba City Campus
3301 East Onstott Road, Yuba City, CA 95991

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    Admission Requirements

    Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

    • 12 or more transferable baccalaureate level credits or the equivalent
    • Completed application
    • Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended
    • A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
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    Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.

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    Admissibility and minimum transfer credit awarded will be determined based on the Community College of the Air Force, SMART, AARTS or JST transcripts.

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    Brandman’s School of Extended Education offers a 4 course program allowing you to earn up to the 12 credits needed for admission. Check out the Brandman Track to learn more.

    Program Curriculum

    • Bachelor degrees require students to complete a minimum of 120 semester units which include a combination of General Education requirements and program specific requirements. In the absence of sufficient transfer credit, students may need to take additional general electives to satisfy the 120 total units for the degree which a Brandman Academic Advisor will help you evaluate.

       

      Basic Skills 12
      ENGU103 Writing Communication I: Writing and Rhetoric 3
      ENGU 104 Written Communication II: Writing About Literature 3
      Quantitative reasoning 3
      Oral communication 3
      Breadth Requirements 24
      Humanities: Select 9 credits from 3 different areas: Communications, English, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Liberal Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies 9
      Natural Sciences: Select 6 credits 6
      Social Sciences: Select 9 credits from three different areas: Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Economics, History, Marketing, Organizational Leadership, Political Science/Legal Studies, Psychology, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology 9
      Liberal Education Foundations 6
      LBSU 302 Information Fluency and Academic Integrity 3
      LBSU 304 Liberal Arts Core Foundations 3
      Total Credits 42
    • SOCU 101 Introduction to Sociology

      3

      PSYU 301 Scientific Writing in Behavioral Social Sciences

      3

      SOCU 301 Social Research Design

      3

      COMU 315 Intercultural Communication

      3

      SSCU 317 Quantitative Methods and Social Statistics

      3

      SOCU 350 Human Diversity

      3

      SOCU 401 Sociology of Social Conflict, Analysis, and Resolution

      3

      SOCU 415 Sociology of Organizations and Institutions

      3

      SOCU 436 Globalization and Social Change

      3

      SOCU 448 Social Inequality/Stratification

      3

      SOCU 484 Social Theory

      3

      SSCU 494 Social Science Capstone

      3

      Sociology Core Subtotal

      36

      Sociology Electives (9 Upper Division Credits)

       

      Take courses from communications (COMU), criminal justice (CJCU), environmental sciences (ESCU), history (HISU), legal studies (LEST), marketing (MKTU), organizational leadership, (OLCU), political science (POSU), integrated social sciences (SSCU), social work (SOWK) or sociology (SOCU). Students may also select LBSU 492, Experiential Learning for 3 of the elective credits if they are interested in engaging in service learning, an internship or another type of experiential learning.

       

      Sociology Electives Subtotal

      9

      Total Credits

      45

    • SOCU 101  Introduction to Sociology

      3

      PSYU 301  Scientific Writing in Behavioral Social Sciences

      3

      SOCU 301  Social Research Design

      3

      SOCU 350  Human Diversity

      3

      SOCU 448  Social Inequality/Stratification

      3

      SOCU 484  Social Theory

      3

      Total Credits

      18

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