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  • Sociology

    Bachelor's Degree in Sociology

    The study of sociology offers valuable insights into factors like race, gender, education, and social class—and how those factors affect work and human interactions.

    A bachelor's degree in sociology from Dean College will give you the insights and skills you need to succeed in almost any career, including journalism, politics, public relations, business, public administration, and research.

    In the classroom, you’ll explore coursework in criminology, race and ethnicity, and gender, while getting a broad liberal arts foundation and developing your communication skills. Classes are small, so you’ll get to know your professors—and they’ll get to know you, too.

    Sociology students at Dean are well prepared for dynamic careers in just about any field that involves human interaction. Whatever you want to pursue in life, a degree from Dean will get you there.

    Course Sequence

    Sociology

    MAJOR (54 credits) Credits
    LAS 111
    Introduction to the Liberal Arts
    3
    SOC 113
    Introduction to Sociology
    3
    PSY 111
    General Psychology
    3
    HISTORY ELECTIVE
    History Elective
    3
    Or
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    -
    ECONOMICS ELECTIVE
    Economics Elective
    3
    SOC
    200-Level Sociology Elective
    3
    SOC
    200-Level Sociology Elective
    3
    SOC
    200-Level Sociology Elective
    3
    SOC
    200-Level Sociology Elective
    3
    SOC
    300-400 Level Sociology Elective
    3
    SOC
    300-400 Level Sociology Elective
    3
    SOC
    300-400 Level Sociology Elective
    3
    SOC
    300-400 Level Sociology Elective
    3
    MTH 130
    Introductory Statistics
    3
    SOC 341
    Research Methods in the Social Sciences
    3
    LAS 415
    Critical Theory
    3
    CAR 200
    The Internship Preparation Seminar
    1
    CAR 300
    The Internship Experience
    2
    SOC 450
    Senior Seminar in Sociology
    3
    SOC 495
    Senior Capstone in Sociology
    3
    CORE (43 Credits) Credits
    ENG 111
    Composition I
    3
    ENG 112
    Composition II
    3
    SPC 101
    Communication Fundamentals
    3
    MTH 150
    Foundations of Quantitative Reasoning
    3
    BIO 180
    Human Biology
    4
    ART ELECTIVE
    Core Distribution Arts Elective
    3
    HUMANITIES ELECTIVE
    Humanities Elective
    3
    NATURAL SCIENCE AND MATH ELECTIVE
    Natural Sciences and Mathematics Elective
    3
    SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
    Social Sciences Elective
    3
    ENG 320
    Advanced Essay Writing
    3
    COM 327
    Applied Professional Communication
    3
    LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE
    Liberal Arts Elective
    3
    LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE
    Liberal Arts Elective
    3
    LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE
    Liberal Arts Elective
    3
    ELECTIVES (24 credits) Credits
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    Elective - Open
    3
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    3
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    3
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    3
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    3
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    3
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    Elective - Open
    3
    TOTAL CREDITS: 121 Credits
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