About the CCPS Bachelor of Science in Sociology

Sociology provides valuable insights into social factors that affect how institutions and organizations operate, to include race, ethnicity, gender, age, education, and social class.

It is common for sociology majors to find employment in the nonprofit sector as well as community and social movement organizations.

In addition to the course offerings, departmental majors are encouraged to work in community, social and/or correctional agencies where they can apply classroom knowledge to real problems.

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Bachelor of Science in Sociology

The Bachelor of Science in Sociology requires a minimum of 36 credit hours.

Students should have math skills equivalent to MATH 100 or higher before enrolling in BSCI 274.

SOCI 101: Introduction to Sociology
3 credit hours

An analysis of factors that are significant in the development of people as social beings. Consideration is given to the social group and culture as factors in this process.

SOCI 201: Sociology of the Family
3 credit hours

The study of the family as a dynamic social institution. Students will examine family structures and socialization processes within multicultural and socio-historical contexts, including patterns of role behaviors, division of labor, decision- making and the life cycle.

SOCI 202: Global Social Problems
3 credit hours

This course examines major global social problems and applies the sociological perspectives in understanding the contemporary global social problems such as race and ethnic conflict, war, public health, poverty, population and environmental issues.

SOCI 316: Minority Groups
3 credit hours

Examines the process of adjustment of various ethnic and cultural groups to life in the United States. Some consideration to world ethnic situations. Meets cultural diversity requirement.

SOCI 327: Social Gerontology
3 credit hours

An examination of the sociological, psychological, environmental, and economic aspects of the aging process both in regard to the individual, as well as the relationship with the larger society. The impact of a larger elderly population and the political relationship that pertains to the services and programs to provide for the needs of the elderly now, as well as in the future, also is considered.

SOCI 336: Development of Sociological Theory
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: SOCI 101. 
An analysis of the evolution of major sociological perspectives that seek to explain the nature of social order. Emphasis is placed on social processes of consensus, conflict and social change.

SOCI 347: Medical Sociology
3 credit hours

This course is concerned with the social causes and consequences of health and illness. Major areas of investigation include the social facets of health and disease, the social behavior of healthcare personnel and people who utilize healthcare, and the social functions of health organizations and healthcare delivery systems. Will not satisfy biology major requirements.

SOCI 400: Social Stratification
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Three additional hours in sociology. 
This course examines the competing social scientific theories of social stratification and inequality. The policy implications and ideological orientations of these theories are evaluated.

CRIM 332: Juvenile Delinquency
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: PSYCH 101 or CRIM 102 or SOCI 101. 
A systematic analysis of theories of juvenile delinquency and how the juvenile justice system manages delinquents. Consideration is also given to solutions of delinquency.

BSCI 200: Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: PSYC 101SOCI 101, or CRIM 102. 
Considers the major methods of the social sciences, including applied statistics. Topics include: research design, surveys, secondary data and other unobtrusive methods, evaluation research, sampling and research reports.

BSCI 274: Statistical Foundations for Behavioral Sciences
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: CRIM 102PSYC 101, or SOCI 101 and a college-level math course. 
This course provides a general overview of descriptive and inferential statistical techniques behavioral researchers use to analyze data. Topics will include frequency distributions and graphing, measures of central tendency, variation, and relative standing, simple linear regression, and hypothesis testing. Should be taken before a student accumulates 60 credit hours (junior status).

Students should complete all 100-and 200-level requirements before accumulating 60 credit hours (junior status).