Bachelor of Arts or Science in Social Science, Sociology

Degree Plan

Core Curriculum  – 64-70 hours

Christian Literacy – (18/24 hours)

Lower Level Courses
  • Life of Christ (BI 1211/1311) – 2/3 hours
  • Book of Acts (BI 1214/1314 – 2/3 hours
  • Pentateuch (BI 2202/2302) – 2/3 hours
  • Bible Elective – lower level – 2/3 hours
Upper Level Courses
  • Marriage and Family (BI 3311) – 3 hours
  • Christian Cultural Heritage (BI 4311) – 3 hours
  • Upper Division Bible Electives (two textual courses minimum) – 4/6 hours

Cultural Heritage Literacy    – (12 hours)

  • Western Cultural Heritage (HU 1310, 1320, & 2310) – 9 hours
  • American Cultural Heritage (HY 2320) – 3 hours

Mathematical and Scientific Literacy – (10 hours)

  • Mathematics (MH 1338 or higher) – 3 hours
  • Natural and Physical Science Requirements – 7 hours
    • Natural Science Requirement: one course from Biology
    • Physical Science Requirement: a Physical Science, Chemistry, or Physics course
    • Physical or Natural Science (One companion lab course required)

Information and Communication Literacy   – (15 hours)

Composition and Literature
  • English Composition I & II (EH 1301 & 1302) – 6 hours
  • English/American Literature (EH 2301, 2303, 2304) – 3 hours

Communication: Speech Communication (EH 1303) – 3 hours

Technology: one course from the following list – 3 hours

  • Computer Applications (CA 1302)
  • Introduction to Computer Science (CS 2305)
  • Information Research and Strategies (INF 1300)
  • Technology in the Classroom (ED 2325)
  • Computers in the Social Sciences (HY 2300)

Personal and Social Literacy – (9 hours)

  • Lifetime Fitness (PE 1300) – 3 hours
  • PE Activity (Two activity courses) – 2 hours
  • Freshman Experience (FE 1111) – 1 hour
  • Social Science: Introduction to Psychology (PY 1310) – 3 hours

Professional Literacy   – 63 hours

Liberal Arts and Social Science Core – (18 hours)

  • Philosophy (HU 3303) – 3 hours
  • Non-Western Civilization (HY 3307) – 3 hours
  • World Regional Geography (HY/HU 3360) – 3 hours
  • Cultural Anthropology (AN 1301) – 3 hours
  • Introduction to Sociology (SY 2328) – 3 hours
  • Constitutional Government (HY 2308/PS 3308) – 3 hours

Sociology Concentration Requirements  – (30 hours)

  • Anthropology Theories (AN 3300) – 3 hours
  • Marital and Family Theory (COU 3312) – 3 hours
  • Human Sexuality (COU 3313) – 3 hours
  • Social Psychology (PY 3360) – 3 hours
  • Professional Ethics in Sociology (SY 4345) – 3 hours
  • History and Systems (PY 4340) – 3 hours
  • Sociological Theory (SY 3329) – 3 hours
  • Introduction to Social Work (SY 3330) – 3 hours
  • Social Welfare & Social Problems (SY 3331) – 3 hours
  • Interpersonal and Family Conflict and Violence (SY 3390) – 3 hours

Sociology Experiential  – (6 hours)

  • Practicum and Field-based Experience in Sociology (SY 4350) – 3 hours
  • Internship and Pre-professional Seminar (SY 4390) – 3 hours

Electives – (6/9 hours)

Liberal Arts Electives
  • Foreign Language Requirement* – 6 hours
  • Philosophy of History (HY 4313) – 3 hours
Sociology Electives: Six hours of courses selected in consultation with advisor

Total Minimum Hours – 124-133 hours

Note: 48 semester hours of upper level courses are required for graduation Note: Graduation requirements for the social science degree include successful completion of the Departmental Exit Exam in Sociology. Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts degree will complete the liberal arts requirements (9 hours) for the electives area and students pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree will complete the sociology electives (6 hours) for the electives area.