College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Sociology & Criminology

Sociology Specialization in Social Work and Social Policy

(39 cr. hrs.,Sociology Internship or SL Course)

Core Requirements (15 cr. hrs.)

  • SW 200SO Understanding Society
  • SO 205 Contemporary Social Issues
  • SO 391W Social Theory Seminar (prereq.: SW 200SO, two sociology courses, Junior standing)
  • SO 393 Research Methods Seminar (prereq.: SW 200SO,one sociology course, SO 293 or equivalent, Junior standing)
  • SO 486 Senior Research Seminar I (prereq.:  SO 391W, SO 393, Senior standing) (2 cr. hrs.)
  • SO 487 Senior Research Seminar II (prereq.:  SO 486) (1 cr. hr.)

Note: SO 499 Honors Thesis can be complete in place of SO 486, SO 487 Senior Research Seminar Sequence

Social Work Practice Requirements (9 cr. hrs.)
SO 381 Social Work and Social Policy
SO 383 Social Work Methods
SO 385 Practice Skills in Social Work

Sociology Requirements (15 cr. hrs.)
At least one course from each of the following four areas(All 300 level courses and above require SW 200SO or permission of the instructor.)

  • Socio-Cultural Institutions
    • SO 301 Families and Gender Roles
    • SO 303 Political Behavior, Polity and Society
    • SO 311 Law and Society
    • SO 315 Film, Media, & Society
    • SO 319 Mental Illness, Culture, and Society
    • SO 351 Punishment and Society
    • SO 353 Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
  • Socio-Cultural Process and Integration
    • SO 339 Violence, Media, Culture
    • SO 341 Self and Society
    • SO 343 Popular Culture
    • SO 345 Deviance and Social Control
    • SO 347 Urban Community
    • SO 349 Social Movements
  • Social Structure and Differentiation
    • SO317 Gender and Society
    • SO321 Crime and Society
    • SO323 Racial and Ethnic Relations
    • SO325 Class, Status and Power
    • SO326 Gender, Race, Crime
    • SO329 The Sociology of Racism
    • SO353 Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
  • Global and Comparative Studies
    • SO 331 Latin American Societies
    • SO 333 European Societies
    • SO 335 Global Societies
    • SO 355 International Crime

Note: SO 370 Selected Topics in Social Work or SO 380 Selected Topics in Sociology will count toward your major in the respective concentration area. These courses may be substituted for one of the above course requirements with the permission of the department head and can be taken any time after the freshman year.

Students may choose an internship or a service learning course.
Internship (minimum of one three-credit hour course) SO 484 (3 hours) or SO 485 (6 hours)
Service Learning Course (minimum three-credit hour)