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Sociology, Social Organization Concentration, B.A.

Why Major in Sociology with a Concentration in Social Organization?

Organizations are central to our human endeavor. Organizations allow us to come together and meet society’s needs and wants. The Concentration in Social Organization is intended to provide students with a focused understanding of how organizations influence behavior in a variety of settings, such as, corporate, small business, government, and not-for-profit entities. Through a strong theoretical and analytical foundation, students will learn how to address many of the issues that enfold organizations in our society. Students in the Social Organization Concentration are strongly encouraged to apply their classroom knowledge in the internship and the capstone courses.

Requirements for the Social Organization Concentration

Sociology Core Courses - 18-21 Credits

  • SOCI 0101 - Principles of Sociology
  • SOCI 0250 - Research Methods I
  • SOCI 0251 - Research Methods II
  • SOCI 0300 - Internship in Sociology
  •      GERO 0370  may be used to fulfill SOCI 300 for students who minor in Gerontology.
  • SOCI 0335 - Sociological Theory
  • SOCI 0390 - Capstone in Sociology

Social Organization Concentration - 21 Credits

    Core Organization Courses - 9 Credits

    • SOCI 0311 - Complex Organizations
    • SOCI 0316 - Small Groups
    • SOCI 0330 - Sociology of Law

    Core Organization Electives - 6 Credits

    • SOCI 0200 - Cultural Anthropology
    • SOCI 0309 - Sociology of Religion
    • SOCI 0318 - Sociology of Medical Care
    • SOCI 0320 - Sociology of Education

    Concentration Electives - 6 Credits

    • SOCI 0202 - Race and Ethnic Relations
    • SOCI 0309 - Sociology of Religion
    • SOCI 0315 - Sociology of Gender
    • SOCI 0319 - Sociology of Sexualities

    Additional Graduation Requirements

    All students must meet the University Graduation Requirements and complete a common core of studies, distributed among the different academic areas as detailed in the Common Core .