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Sociology and Criminology Degree Requirements

Major Requirements for a BA 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

Principles of Sociology

Social Problems

Social Theory: Classical

Social Theory: Contemporary

Social Stratification and Mobility*

Sociology of Sex Roles and Human Sexuality

Forensic Sociology

Social Mediation and Dispute Resolution

Marriage, Family and Intimate Relationships

Sociology Senior Seminar

Clinical Sociology

Four Sociology Elective courses**

*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.

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, from the following:

Principles of Sociology

Social Problems

Social Theory: Classical

Social Theory: Contemporary

Social Stratification and Mobility*

Criminology

Juvenile Delinquency

Forensic Sociology

Marriage, Family and Intimate Relationships

Sociology Senior Seminar

Clinical Sociology

Sociology of Stress and Crisis Intervention

Internship

Two Sociology Electives**

*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: 

American Sign Language I

Linguistics of Communication

A course in Business

A course in Economics

 

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. 

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

 

Principles of Sociology

Social Problems

Social Theory: Classical

Social Theory: Contemporary

Social Stratification and Mobility*

Sociology of Health and Illness

Forensic Sociology

Social Mediation & Dispute Resolution

Marriage, Family and Intimate Relationships

Stress and Crisis Intervention

Sociology Senior Seminar

Clinical Sociology

Internship

Two Sociology Electives**

 

*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:

Deafness and Disabilities

 

 

Recommended supporting courses 3 credits:

Developmental Psychology

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.