B.S. in Sociology

People may complain about the stress of modern life, yet they commonly misinterpret the forces behind human behavior. Sociology gives you the tools to examine human groupings and behavior from a scientific and humanistic standpoint. While everyone may have an opinion on social issues, you'll have the research and data-driven expertise to enlighten the civic conversation.

What you'll study

Urban life. Rural families. Issues such as international healthcare inequities or the influence of technology. Social perspectives on race and gender. Follow the rise and fall of social movements and how communities attempt to solve contemporary problems. How do people group themselves, and how do those groups behave? Learn the theoretical and research approaches to sociological information, and present your own informed analysis at a professional level.

How you'll learn more

Small class sizes guarantee your close interaction with faculty members who are experts in foreign cultures, environmental issues and society, and a host of sociological issues. The diversity of NSU and the surrounding communities enrich the opportunities and offer resources for the study of sociology. Join a professor's research project, or start your own organization on a very dynamic campus.

Where it can take you

Rapidly-changing global communities need field-based professionals, scholars, and leaders who understand how to connect issues and information and support positive change. You can work as a community organizer, at a non-governmental organization or social service agency, in research or academics, or as a business consultant. Engaged and motivated students who earn a Bachelor of Science in Sociology can pursue graduate programs in a number of disciplines.

Required Courses (24 credits)
ANTH 1020
Introduction to Anthropology (ANTH 1020 / Credits: 3 )
MATH 2020 or MATH 2020H
Applied Statistics or Applied Statistics Honors (MATH 2020 or MATH 2020H / Credits: 3 )
SOCL 1020
Introduction to Sociology (SOCL 1020 / Credits: 3 )
SOCL 2510
Social Problems (SOCL 2510 / Credits: 3 )
SOCL 3000
Research Methods in the Social Sciences (SOCL 3000 / Credits: 3 )
SOCL 3250
Senior Seminar (SOCL 3250 / Credits: 3 )
Ethical/Moral Issues (Select 3 credits from the following courses)
PHIL 2000
Moral Issues (PHIL 2000 / Credits: 3 )
PHIL 3010
Ethical Issues in Communication (PHIL 3010 / Credits: 3 )
PHIL 3180 or PHIL 3180H
Biomedical Ethics or Biomedical Ethics Honors (PHIL 3180 or PHIL 3180H / Credits: 3 )
PHIL 3200
Ethics and Sport (PHIL 3200 / Credits: 3 )
PHIL 3360
Environmental Ethics (PHIL 3360 / Credits: 3 )
Major Electives (21 credits)
Select 21 credits from any non-core SOCL courses. At least 12 of these credits must be at the 3000/4000 level
Any SOCL (Select 21 credits from any non-core SOCL courses. At least 12 of these credits must be at the 3000/4000 level / Credits: 3 )

Students are required to complete 30 credit hours as part of the General Education Program. For specific course requirements, refer to the “General Education Program” section on page 95 of the NSU Undergraduate Student catalog.

The academic program and curriculum requirements listed on this page are from the NSU Undergraduate Student Catalog. Students are bound by policies and curricula published in the catalog in effect the semester they enter the university, unless an agreement is made with appropriate NSU administration officials allowing them to abide by policies published in a later catalog.


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