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. SOCI 101: Introduction to Sociology prerequisite for most sociology courses.

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.

Bachelor of Science in Sociology Curriculum

Students should complete all 100- and 200-level requirements before accumulating 60 credit hours (junior status). In addition to the general education requirements, the sociology major requires 31 hours of coursework in the following distribution:

Required Courses (25 hours):
SOCI 101: Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 108: Writing for the Behavioral Sciences
SOCI 200: Research Methods in Social Sciences
SOCI 201: Sociology of the Family
SOCI 202: Global Social Problems
SOCI 275: Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
SOCI 336: Development of Sociological Theory
SOCI 493:Senior Seminar

Choose one of the following:
SOCI 111: Introduction to Anthropology
GLST 201: Global Awareness and Cultural Diversity

Students also must complete 6 hours of sociology electives numbered 300 or above.

Students must take the following course as part of general education requirements:
PLSC 101 Government and Politics in the U.S.