Concentrations

The Sociology Department offers three optional concentrations for majors: 

  • Crime and Criminal Justice
  • Business and Society
  • The Social Determinants of Health and Well-Being

Students who complete a concentration will be awarded a certificate by the department and have the concentration included on their college transcript.  Requirements for the concentrations are described below.  A minimum of  thirty-one credits is required for each program.

 

BA in Sociology with a Concentration in Crime and Criminal Justice

          Required courses for the major:

                       One 100 level sociology course

                        Sociology 270 – Sociological Theory

                        Sociology 271 – Social Statistics

                        Sociology 272 – Research Methods in Sociology

          The concentration requires any four (4) of the following courses:

                        Sociology 338 – Sociological Issues in Criminal Justice

                        Sociology 339 – Family Violence

                       Sociology 340 – Corrections

                        Sociology 341 – Criminology

                        Sociology 342 – Juvenile Delinquency

                        Sociology 343 – Sociology of Law

                        Sociology 352 – White-Collar Crime

                        Sociology 345 – Advanced Topics Seminar in Criminology

  Plus a minimum of 6 hours of sociology electives

 

BA in Sociology with a Concentration in Business and Society

          The student must complete the requirements for the major in sociology including four classes in the concentration:

           One 100 level sociology course

                        Sociology 270 – Sociological Theory

                        Sociology 271 – Social Statistics

                        Sociology 272 – Research Methods in Sociology

          The concentration requires any four (4) of the following courses:

                        Sociology 303 – Business and Society

                        Sociology 316 – Conflict Management in Organizations

                        Sociology 351 – Management and Organizations

                         Sociology 352 – White-Collar Crime

                        Sociology 362 – Work, Conflict and Change

                        Sociology 363 – Global Capitalism

                        Sociology 365 – Technology, Culture and Change

                        Sociology 366 – The Sociological Analysis of Film

          Plus a minimum of 6 hours of sociology electives

 

BA in Sociology with a Concentration in the Social Determinants of Health and Well-Being

Select two of the following:

                       Sociology 329 – Health Inequalities

                        Sociology 330 – Gender, Social Relationships, and Well-Being

                        Sociology 331 – The Social and Legal Contexts of Medicine

                         Sociology 335 – Sociology of Health and Illness

                        Sociology 336 – Sociology of Healthcare

                        Sociology 339 – Family Violence

Select the remainder from the following

                       Sociology 305 – Gender in Society

                        Sociology 309 – Sexuality and Society

                        Sociology 327 – Sociology of Emotion

                         Sociology 328 – The Sociology of Food

                        Sociology 334 – Sociology of Education

                        Sociology 340 – Corrections

                        Sociology 355 – Social Psychology of Inequality

                        Sociology 368 – Death and Dying

                       Sociology 383 – Special Topics Seminar in Medicine & Health Care 

Students must petition the department for substitutions. A minimum of 31 hours is required for each program. Students who complete the requirements for a concentration are awarded a certificate by the department and have the concentration included on their college transcript.

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