Undergraduate

Degree Requirements

B.A. in Sociology

Major Requirements for a B.A. in Sociology

In addition to meeting the course requirements for their major, all students must fulfill the General Education requirements for the Undergraduate College. The Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology requires 120 credits.

General Education Requirements 57 to 58 credits

Students may apply 6 credits from their major towards General Education requirements.

Required Courses 42 credits
SOC-0100Principles of Sociology3 credits
OR

SOC-0110Social Problems3 credits
SOC-0200Social Theory: Classical3 credits
SOC-0205Social Theory: Contemporary3 credits
SOC-0210Social Stratification and Mobility*3 credits
SOC-0285Sociology of Sex Roles and Human Sexuality3 credits
SOC-0310Forensic Sociology3 credits
SOC-0330Social Mediation and Dispute Resolution3 credits
SOC-0360Marriage, Family and Intimate Relationships3 credits
SOC-0400Sociology Senior Seminar3 credits
SOC-0405Clinical Sociology3 credits

Four Sociology Elective courses** 12 credits
*Students should complete SOC-0200 or SOC-0205 prior to enrolling in SOC-0210.
**At least 9 credits, or three courses, must at or above the 300-level. Students are encouraged to include SOC-0390, Sociology of Substance Abuse, as one of their elective courses within the discipline.

Electives

The remaining credit hours are electives and can consist of Sociology courses, but should not be limited to this particular discipline. Electives credits make up the remaining hours such that students graduate with 120 credits.

B.S. in Sociology

Major Requirements for the B.S. in Sociology

In addition to meeting the course requirements for their major, all students must fulfill the General Education requirements for the Undergraduate College. The Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology requires 120 credits.

General Education Requirements 57 to 58 credits

Students may apply 6 credits from their major towards General Education requirements.

Required Courses 45 credits
SOC-0100Principles of Sociology3 credits
OR

SOC-0110Social Problems3 credits
SOC-0200Social Theory: Classical3 credits
SOC-0205Social Theory: Contemporary3 credits
SOC-0210Social Stratification and Mobility*3 credits
SOC-0260Criminology3 credits
OR

SOC-0265 Juvenile Delinquency3 credits
SOC-0310Forensic Sociology 3 credits
SOC-0360Marriage, Family and Intimate Relationships3 credits
SOC-0400Sociology Senior Seminar3 credits
SOC-0405 Clinical Sociology3 credits
SOC-0420Sociology of Stress and Crisis Intervention3 credits

Two Sociology Electives**6 credits
SOC-0455Internship9 credits
*Students should complete SOC-0200 or SOC-0205 prior to enrolling in SOC-0210.
**Students are encouraged to take SOC-0285, Sociology of Sex Roles and Human Sexuality, or SOC-0390, Sociology of Substance Abuse, as one of their elective courses.

Recommended Supporting Courses
ASL-0150American Sign Language I3 credits
OR

COM-0320Linguistics of Communication3 credits

A course in Business3 credits

A course in Economics3 or 4 credits

Electives

The remaining credit hours are electives and can consist of Sociology courses, but should not be limited to this particular discipline. Electives credits make up the remaining hours such that students graduate with 120 credits.

B.S. in Sociology, Deaf Studies Track

Major Requirements for a B.S. in Sociology, Deaf Studies Track

Rosemont College offers a track in deaf studies through the B.S. degree program in sociology. This track is available to students with advanced study in American Sign Language beyond the intermediate level and with an interest in working in the field of Sociology in settings that have a strong need for professionals who understand issues in deafness. Students must have effective communication skills with deaf clients. Students interested in this track should consult with Professor S. Clawar and Professor Marilyn Conwell as co-mentors.

All students in this track must demonstrate sign language proficiency above the intermediate level. Please see Dr. Conwell to arrange for this assessment.

General Education Requirements 57 to 58 credits

Students may apply 6 credits from their major towards General Education requirements.

Required Courses 45 credits
SOC-0100Principles of Sociology3 credits
OR

SOC-0110Social Problems3 credits
SOC-0200Social Theory: Classical3 credits
OR

SOC-0205Social Theory: Contemporary3 credits
SOC-0210Social Stratification and Mobility*3 credits
SOC-0235Sociology of Health and Illness3 credits
SOC-0310Forensic Sociology3 credits
SOC-0350Social Mediation & Dispute Resolution3 credits
SOC-0360Marriage, Family and Intimate Relationships3 credits
OR

SOC-0420Stress and Crisis Intervention3 credits
SOC-0400Sociology Senior Seminar3 credits
SOC-0405Clinical Sociology3 credits
SOC-0455Internship9 credits

Two Sociology Electives**6 credits
*Students should complete SOC-0200 or SOC-0205 prior to enrolling in SOC-0210.
**Students are encouraged to consider SOC-0215, Sociology of Education, or SOC-0285, Sociology of Sex Roles and Human Sexuality, as elective courses.

Required Supporting Courses 6 credits
EDU-0435Deafness and Disabilities3 credits
Recommended Supporting Courses 3 credits
PSY-0200Developmental Psychology3 credits

Electives

The remaining credit hours are electives and can consist of Sociology courses, but should not be limited to this particular discipline. Electives credits make up the remaining hours such that students graduate with 120 credits.

B.S. in Sociology, Forensic Sociology/Criminology Track

Major Requirements for a B.S. in Sociology, Forensic Sociology/Criminology Track

The Forensic Sociology Track will provide students with the knowledge and skills reflective of this realm in Sociology, while allowing for specialization in an exciting sub-discipline. Each student will be required to complete general Sociology courses in order to fulfill the major requirements, in addition to courses that specifically address forensic issues from the sociological perspective. Advising will be provided to the student who pursues the Forensic Sociology Track to insure that all required courses are completed in a timely fashion, as well as to place the student in varied socio-legal settings for their internship. These include:

•    Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies
•    Correctional facilities
•    Victim services agencies
•    Private forensic and legal practices
•    Research settings
•    Educational settings that are arms of the court
•    Police departments
•    District Attorney’s offices
•    Law firms

This track prepares students for career background in juvenile probation, research positions, prison case management, investigative careers, victimology (women’s centers, rape crisis centers, domestic abuse units, victims’ rights groups), parole, social services agencies, community relations work with socio-legal issues, criminal justice agencies, court services, pre-law, forensic assistant, and other related careers. This track can also serve as background training for graduate studies in forensic social science, criminology, law, and/or criminal justice. Students should contact the Chair of Sociology for an appointment to discuss the program.

General Education Requirements 57 to 58 credits

Students may apply 6 credits from their major towards General Education requirements.

Required Courses 48 credits
SOC-0100Principles of Sociology3 credits
OR

SOC-0110Social Problems3 credits
SOC-0200Social Theory: Classical3 credits
SOC-0205Social Theory: Contemporary3 credits
SOC-0210Social Stratification and Mobility3 credits
SOC-0240Forensic Anthropology3 credits
SOC-0260Criminology3 credits
OR

SOC-0265Juvenile Delinquency3 credits
SOC-0285Sociology of Sex Roles and Human Sexuality3 credits
SOC-0310Forensic Sociology3 credits
SOC-0330Social Mediation & Dispute Resolution3 credits
SOC-0360Marriage, Family, and Intimate Relationships3 credits
OR

SOC-0420Sociology of Stress and Crisis Intervention3 credits
SOC-0375Sociology of the Courts and Legal System3 credits

Sociology Elective*3 credits
SOC-0400Sociology Senior Seminar3 credits
SOC-0455Internship9 credits
*Students are encouraged to consider SOC-0390, Sociology of Substance Abuse, for their elective course.

Recommended Supporting Courses 9 to 10 credits
PSC-0260Constitutional Law3 credits
BUS-0100Legal Environment of Business3 credits
OR


An approved course in Business3 credits

A course in Biology or Chemistry3 to 4 credits

Electives

The remaining credit hours are electives and can consist of Sociology courses, but should not be limited to this particular discipline. Electives credits make up the remaining hours such that students graduate with 120 credits.

B.S. in Sociology, Appllied Sociology/Sociological Practice/Clinical Sociology Track

Major Requirements for a B.S. in Sociology, Applied Sociology/Sociological Practice/Clinical Sociology Track

The track prepares students for roles as social interventionists in public service, private consultation, business, or other sectors. It emphasizes the problem solving skills of sociologists in family, organization, community, and other social settings. Students can prepare to enter graduate studies in clinical/applied or sociological practice programs. Some enter social-psychology, MBA, law, organizational development, human resources, and other programs. The internship will be in practice settings where students can hone their skills.

General Education Requirements 57 to 58 credits

Students may apply 6 credits from their major towards General Education requirements.

Required Courses 48 credits
SOC-0100Principles of Sociology3 credits
OR

SOC-0110Social Problems3 credits
SOC-0200Social Theory: Classical3 credits
SOC-0205Social Theory: Contemporary3 credits
SOC-0210Social Stratification and Mobility3 credits
SOC-0285Sociology of Sex Roles and Human Sexuality3 credits
SOC-0400Sociology Senior Seminar3 credits
SOC-0405Clinical Sociology3 credits
SOC-0420Sociology of Stress & Crisis Intervention3 credits
SOC-0455Internship9 credits

Five Sociology Electives15 credits
Recommended Supporting Courses 12 credits
PSC-0260Constitutional Law3 credits
BUS-0100Legal Environment of Business3 credits
OR


An approved course in Business3 credits

A course in Biology or Chemistry3 to 4 credits

Electives

The remaining credit hours are electives and can consist of Sociology courses, but should not be limited to this particular discipline. Electives credits make up the remaining hours such that students graduate with 120 credits.

Degrees Offered

B.A., Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
B.S., Bachelor of Science in Sociology