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Courses in sociology provide an understanding of society and of the relationship between the individual and society. Studies in sociology help to prepare you for graduate school and careers in the social services, law, human relations, criminal justice, government, education, and mass media.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this degree, students will:
- analyze and evaluate major theoretical perspectives in sociology
- identify the general theoretical orientation
- apply theoretical analyses of social structure and social processes
- interpret social issues in terms of the major theoretical perspectives
- utilize and evaluate research methods and data analysis used in sociology
- demonstrate appropriate use of both quantitative and qualitative methodologies
- evaluate different research methods
- interpret the results of data gathering
- demonstrate appropriate use of statistical techniques
- demonstrate competent use of statistical software
- evaluate critically arguments and situations
- critically evaluate theoretical arguments
- develop evidence-based arguments
- critically evaluate published research
- communicate effectively in both written and oral form
- write a research report
- develop an oral research report
- be knowledgeable of appropriate ethics concerning both professional conduct and the use of human subjects
- demonstrate a mastery of the ethical standards for conducting research with human subjects
- demonstrate an understanding of the ethical standards of the American Sociological Association
- This program is available on-campus and on-line.
Declaring this Major:
- A grade of C- or higher in all department courses required for the major and an overall GPA of 2.00 or higher for all courses required in the major.
- All sociology courses applied toward graduation must be completed within ten 10 years from the time the first sociology course was completed.
- Although a minor is not required, study in an outside area is recommended. Anthropology, computer science, economics, history, labor studies, political science, psychology, organizational leadership and supervision, and women’s studies support the major well. Information on minors can be found in the Program Descriptions section of this Catalog.
To earn the B.A. with a major in Sociology, you must fulfill the following requirements in addition to the General Requirements noted above:
General Education Requirements: Credits 33
- Click on the Purdue Fort Wayne General Education Requirements link above for details.
- Some majors may require particular General Education courses as specified in their program description. Up to six credits of approved General Education courses satisfying requirements in Areas A and B, and three credits satisfying requirements in Area C, may originate in the major. A grade of C- or higher in each course, and an overall GPA of 2.0 is required to satisfy the Purdue Fort Wayne General Education Requirements.
College of Arts and Sciences Requirements
- Click on the Purdue Fort Wayne College Requirements link above for details. Go to Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree
English Writing and Speaking: Credits 6
- See Part A in Arts and Sciences Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree for Speaking requirement
International Language: Credits 14
- See Part B in Arts and Sciences Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree
Distribution: Credits 9
- See Part C in Arts and Sciences Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree
- Choose courses other than SOC
Cultural Studies: Credits 6
- See Part D in Arts and Sciences Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree
Core and Concentration (Major) Courses: Credits 15
Sociology Elective Courses: Credits 15
- At least 6 of the 15 additional Sociology elective credit hours required must be at the 2000+ level or above
- At least 9 of the 15 additional Sociology elective credit hours required must be at the 3000+ level or above
- Sufficient additional credits to bring the total to 120.
You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for your selected program. Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career. All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean.