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Sociology Major, B.S. Degree

Sociology:  Major, B.S. Degree - Four-year Plan of Study

Student Learning Outcomes – The graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Develop an awareness of personal assumptions, as well as basic American assumptions in analyzing positions on social issues.
  • Discern the basic components of culture including group diversity, socialization, identity, and cultural symbols.
  • Delineate the basic process and consequences of stratification across social categories including ethnicity, race, social class, gender, and societies.
  • Recognize how social institutions operate organizationally within society and how they vary over time and space.
  • Create reasonable linkages between empirical evidence and theory utilizing both inductive and deductive forms of logic.
    Develop effective ways of communicating in professional contexts.
  • Understand basic research procedures in accord with the scholarly practices of the discipline of Sociology including the utilization of research journals and their documentation, construction of a research document to report findings, and the proper citation of sources.
  • Critically evaluate the relative strengths and weaknesses of competing theoretical views and everyday frameworks of understanding, recognizing the complexity and uncertainty that are always present.

SOC 1800 General Sociology (3)
SOC 2805 Introduction to Social Research (3)
EITHER SOC 2845 Social Inequality (3) OR
SOC 2850 Institutions and Social Action (3)
SOC 4860 Sociological Thought (3)
SOC 4890 Social Survey Research (3)
SOC 4895 Senior Seminar in Public Sociology (3)
Elective in Sociology (18)

(In the major, SOC 1800 fulfills 3 s.h. of Div. II B;
MATH 1300 fulfills 3 s.h. of Div. I C )


For more information, please see the current catalog for a complete statement of academic policies, leveling, and prerequisites or to schedule an appointment, please contact Dr. Robert Fernquist, Undergraduate Coordinator, at 660-543-8510 or at