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Sociology is the study of people in groups, their interactions, identities, and the societies, institutions, and cultures they create. As a social science, it combines the scientific and humanistic perspectives to study the full range of human experience and helps us understand pressing social issues and connect them to individual human concerns. It is a valuable liberal arts major that prepares students for a variety of careers in business, government, human and social services, and social research and data analysis. It teaches students to collect, analyze, interpret, and apply valid and reliable data and explanations to personal decisions and to public and organizational policies.
Major requirements for a degree program are established by the University catalog at the time the major is declared.
Course Requirements: B.A. MAJOR – 45 HOURS, 2.0 GPA
The comprehensive examination will be required for all B.A. Psychology and B.S. Social Psychology students. For those students entering catalog years 2009 forward, it will be embedded in the PS/SO498 capstone course. It will be worth 25% of the student's grade in that course. The student will be able to take the comprehensive examination up to 3 times in a term and the highest score will be used for their grade in the course. For students in catalog year 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 must pass with a minimum score of 70%; and 2008-2009 must pass with a minimum score of 60%; the COEX is a proctored examination (closed book; 2 hour limit).
REQUIREMENTS FOR: MINOR – 18 HOURS, 2.0 GPA
SO 141 Introduction to Sociology (3 cr.)