College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Sociology & Criminology

Sociology Specialization in Social Work/Social Policy and Psychology

The Degree in Sociology is a program designed to give students a grasp on the general concepts of Sociology.

Sociology (30 hours)

  • SW 200SO Understanding Society
  • SO 205 Contemporary Social Issues
  • SO 381 Social Work and Social Policy
  • SO 383 Social Work Methods
  • SO 385 Practice Skills in Social Work
  • 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 (SO 391W, SO 393, Senior standing) (2 cr. hrs.)
  • SO 487 Senior Research Seminar II (SO 486) (1cr. hr.)

Note: SO 499 Honors Thesis may be completed in place of the SO 486, SO 487 Senior Research Seminar sequence

  • Select one course from the following: ,
    • SO 301 The Family and Gender Roles or SO 341 Self and Society
    • SO 323 Racial and Ethnic Relations or SO 329 Sociology of Racism
    • SO 326 Gender, Race & Crime or SO 347 Urban Community
    • SO 345 Deviance and Social Control or SO 353 Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
    • SO 331 Latin American Societies or SO 335 Global Society
    • SO 370 Select Topics in Social Work or SO 380 Select Topics in Sociology (with permission of Department Head)
  • Internship (three hours to be applied toward major)
    • SO 484 (3 hours) or SO 485 (6 hours)

Psychology (30 hours)

  • SW 250 Psychological Inquiry
  • PS 202 Learning and Memory
  • PS 210 Research Methods/Statistics I
  • PS 211 Research Methods/Statistics II
  • PS 235 Biological Basis of Behavior
  • PS 310 Statistics in Psychology
  • PS 320 Life Span Developmental Psychology
  • PS 350 Social Psychology
  • PS 440 Psychology of Personality

Select one Seminar or Thesis (3 hours)

  • PS 475 Advanced Seminar in Cognitive Psychology
  • PS 476 Advanced Seminar in Biopsychology
  • PS 477 Advanced Seminar in Social Psychology
  • PS 478 Advanced Seminar in Developmental Psychology
  • PS 479 Advanced Seminar in Applied Psychology
  • PS 499 Honors Thesis