Sociology- Bachelor of Arts
For information, contact the Department of Sociology and Gerontology, 375 Upham Hall, 513-529-2628.
This major is for students interested in the study of society, social institutions, and human interaction. These range from two-person interactions to relations between large social institutions to relations between nations. Students select a general sociology concentration or a criminology concentration. The general sociology concentration offers coursework focusing on a variety of social processes and institutions, and the criminology concentration focuses on the social-scientific study of crime, and systems of legal and criminal justice.
Required sociology courses and related hours (excluding fieldwork) may not be taken credit/no-credit; however, hours in excess of the required minimum may be taken credit/no-credit. A GPA of at least 2.00 is required for this major, and only three hours of independent study may be included. Not all courses are offered each semester or every year; consult with your sociology advisor before registering each semester. A sociology capstone class is required for the major. If you complete more than one sociology capstone class, the hours from the additional course(s) will count as elective hours. Note: A capstone class will count as a capstone ONLY if you have senior standing.
Students majoring in one concentration may not minor in the other concentration. Students may not double major in the sociology and criminology concentration
(40 semester hours)
Note: All 300 and 400 level sociology courses require SOC 151 or SOC 153 as a prerequisite. Prerequisites may be waived with permission of instructor. Credit toward the sociology major cannot be granted for both SOC 151 and SOC 153.
|SOC 151||Social Relations 1||3|
|or SOC 153||Sociology in a Global Context|
|SOC 482||Sociological Theory||4|
|SOC 262||Research Methods||3|
|Sociology Capstone course -select one of the following:||3|
|Select one of the following concentrations:||22-23|
|Criminology Concentration (22-23 hours)|
or CJS 271
|Systems of Justice|
|Criminology Electives (7-8 Credits)|
|Social Problems (Required Courses)|
or SOC 202
|Social Justice and Change|
|Topics in Criminology|
|Sociology of Law|
|Students may complete an independent study (SJS/SOC 177, 277, 377, 477) if content is relevant (must be pre-approved by the CDA).|
|Students may complete a special topics course (SOC 490) if content is relevant (must be pre-approved by the CDA).|
|Engaged Learning Requirement (3 credits)|
|Field Experience in Sociology 2|
|Diversity Requirement (6 credits)|
|Identity, Race, Gender, Class|
|Sociology of Gender|
|Introduction to the Sociology of Globalization|
|Introduction to Disability Studies|
|Social Forces and Aging|
|Race and Ethnic Relations|
|(Dis)Ability Allies: To be or not to be? Developing Identity and Pride from Practice|
|Introduction to Women's Studies|
|Credit requirements can be met by taking additional SJS or SOC courses or by completing any of the related courses (list available from the CDA).|
|Sociology Concentration (22-23 hours)|
|SOC 372||Social Stratification|
|Related Hours (minimum of 20 additional SOC hours, with at least 9 hours at or above the 300 level|
|Total Credit Hours||39-40|
Only one of these courses may count toward major credit requirements.
Maximum of 4 credits from SOC 440C count toward the major.