Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
Sociology is a liberal arts program that focuses on how human
society functions with attention given to the role of major
institutions of society (such as family, government and education),
and of formal and informal groups and their impact on
Students who complete this program gain expertise in human
behavior and culture, and learn how to conduct research on social
issues. The program teaches students to analyze issues which are
particularly relevant to today’s world, such as diversity, poverty,
and power, and prepares them to play an active role in an
increasingly complex society.
Sociology at the Mount
Students may major in sociology alone or with a criminology
concentration. Beyond the introductory sociology course, students
must complete the following six courses (18 credits):
- SOC 3040 Social Class, Power and Inequality
- SOC 3410 Race, Gender, and Society
- SOC 3210 Statistics
- SOC 4070 Social Theory
- SOC 4110 Quantitative and Qualitative Research
- SOC 4250 Readings in Applied Social Research
Finally, students select four additional sociology courses (12
credits) at the 200 level or above.
The sociology major also offers a concentration in Criminology.
Students must maintain a cumulative average of C or
Sociology prepares students for graduate work in sociology or
social work for students who wish to become professors, researchers
or applied sociologists. The program also provides a strong
foundation for a wide array of careers, including careers in
business, social services, government, law, medicine, journalism,
and public administration.