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About the CCPS Sociology Program

The Behavioral Sciences Department Program at the College of Continuing Professional Studies offers a bachelors of science in sociology. Sociology involves the systematic study of behavior in human social systems, varying from small groups to large societies. 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.

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

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

The sociology major requires 33 hours of coursework in the following distribution:

SOCI 101: Introduction to Sociology

Choose one of the following:

SOCI 111: Introduction to Anthropology


GLST 201: Global Awareness and Cultural Diversity

BSCI 200: Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences
SOCI 201: Sociology of the Family
SOCI 202: Global Social Problems
BSCI 274: Statistical Foundations for the Behavioral Sciences
SOCI 336: Development of Sociological Theory
BSCI 493: Senior Seminar

Students also must complete nine hours of sociology electives numbered 300 or above.

General Education Courses

Students must take the following courses as part of general education requirements:

ENGL 207: Expository Writing
PLSC 101: Government and Politics in the U.S.

Choose one of the following:

GSTU 101: Introduction to Computers and Software
GSTU 210: Desktop Applications for PCs
GSTU 211: Desktop Applications for Macs