Today, the study of social relations is basic to every type of human endeavor. Government planning, human service work, economic development, personnel management, and the many other activities of our modern world require an understanding of the social system and how individuals fit into it. The program in Sociology prepares the student for further graduate study or for entrance level positions involved with the analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of human social behavior.
The general objectives of the Sociology major are to enable a student to obtain the skills and theoretical concepts used to study individuals within social groups, the organization of groups, relations between groups, and the processes that maintain or change the social structures of familial, economic, and political life.
Dr. Ann Ames
Dr. Todd Ames
Dr. Kirk D. Johnson
Dr. John J. Moss
The Sociology Curriculum revolves around three core areas of concentration: Gender and Family Studies; Social Problem Studies; and Development Studies. The total required credit hours include 15 required credits and 21 electives - 9 of which fall within one of the concentration areas.
Required Courses (15 Credit Hours)
Electives (21 Credit Hours) – A minimum of Six (6) credit hours at the 400 level. Areas of Concentration (9 credit hours in at least one area)
Social Problems Studies