SOCIOLOGY UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

Starting Fall 2014, the bachelor of arts degree in sociology includes a concentration in a specific area of sociology consisting of 12 credits to be chosen in consultation with the student’s advisor.men working on car from 50's

The concentration areas are:

  • Family
  • Social Psychology & Life Course
  • Deviance, Crime & Delinquency
  • Inequality & Institutions

The program includes the core courses in sociology - two theory and two research - as well as concentration courses. Students will apply research methods training and theoretical analysis to a research project culminating in a poster and oral presentation, as well as a written paper.

Graduates will be prepared for employment in a variety of contexts, such as conducting program analysis, social research, and related areas.

Advising Information

Students must consult with their assigned major advisor each semester prior to registering (the advisor will provide them with the PIN number required for registration). The assigned advisor is available through the URSA login: ursa.unco.edu on the Student tab, Registration Tools, View Student information. If no advisor is listed, contact the major program office for advisor information.

Program Description

A Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology includes an examination of basic theories and methods in sociology and the application of sociological knowledge to a specific concentration. In the senior seminar, students examine a specific topic developed by the faculty member teaching the course. Students will apply research methods training and theoretical analysis to a research project culminating in a poster and oral presentation, as well as a written paper.

Program Admission Requirements

Academic in Good Standing

Additional Program Requirements

  • A 2.0 GPA within the major is required.
  • Juniors and seniors with a University GPA of 3.0 and higher may register for 500 level courses..

Degree Requirements - 120 credits

Degree Requirements

1. Required Specified LAC - 6 credits

LAC area 5c - Human Behavior and Social Systems

  • SOC 100 Principles of Sociology (3)

LAC Area 2 - Mathematics

  • Recommended: STAT 150 Introduction to Statistical Analysis* (3)

Remaining LAC - 34 credits

See Liberal Arts Core Checklist

2. Required Major - 41 credits

Take all of the following courses:

  • SOC 231 Introduction to Sociological Practice (3)
  • SOC 351 Classical Social Theory (3)
  • SOC 352 Contemporary Social Theory (3)
  • SOC 361 Methods of Sociological Research I (3)
  • SOC 362 Methods of Sociological Research II (3)
  • SOC 363 Methods of Sociological Research I Lab (1)
  • SOC 364 Methods of Sociological Research II Lab (1)
  • SOC 400 Senior Seminar (3)

Required Concentration - 12 credits

Take a minimum of four courses in the area of concentration you choose from the list below:

Family

  • SOC 221 Sociology of Gender (3)
  • SOC 315 Gender & Aging (3)
  • SOC 324 Issues in the Family (3)
  • SOC 326 Sociology of Childhood & Adolescence (3)
  • SOC 340 Juvenile Delinquency (3)
  • SOC 423 Violence and the Family (3)
  • SOC 448 Issues in Social Policy (3)

Inequality & Institutions

  • SOC 235 Social Change in a Global Context (3)
  • SOC 275 Sociology of Mental Illness (3)
  • SOC 305 Sociology of Disability (3)
  • SOC 325 Sociology of Work and Occupations (3)
  • SOC 366 Sociology of Religion (3)
  • SOC 375 Sociology of Health and Illness (3)
  • SOC 378 Sociology of Education (3)
  • SOC 414 Masculinities (3)
  • SOC 430 Organizational Analysis (3)
  • SOC 448 Issues in Social Policy (3)
  • SOC 471 Sociology of Aging (3)
  • SOC 474 Sociology of Sport (3)
  • SOC 479 The Community (3)

Deviance, Crime & Delinquency

  • SOC 247 Social Deviance (3)
  • SOC 275 Sociology of Mental Illness (3)
  • SOC 340 Juvenile Delinquency (3)
  • SOC 346 Criminology (3)
  • SOC 347 Sociology of Corrections (3)
  • SOC 444 Sociology of Criminal Law (3)

Social Psychology & Life Course

  • SOC 275 Sociology of Mental Illness (3)
  • SOC 278 Sociology of Emotions (3)
  • SOC 305 Sociology of Disability (3)
  • SOC 315 Gender & Aging (3)
  • SOC 326 Sociology of Childhood and Adolescence (3)
  • SOC 332 Social Psychology (3)
  • SOC 340 Juvenile Delinquency (3)
  • SOC 375 Sociology of Health and Illness (3)
  • SOC 377 Self in Modern Society (3)
  • SOC 414 Masculinities (3)
  • SOC 432 Group Dynamics (3)
  • SOC 471 Sociology of Aging (3)

Other variable title courses (SOC 295, SOC 302, and SOC 395) may also be used to fulfill any concentration with your advisor’s approval.

Sociology Electives - 9 credits

Select 9 hours from SOC prefix courses.

3. University-Wide Credits - 39 credits

Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for this degree at UNC. For sociology, this will typically be 39 credits.

This sample four-year program will help you plan your class schedules, or you can use our checklist.

Contact

Kyle Anne Nelson, Ph.D., Sociology Chair

Location: Candelaria 2285

Telephone: 970.351.2592

Fax: 970.351.1527

 

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