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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.

 

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:

Principles of Sociology

Social Problems

Social Theory: Classical

Social Theory: Contemporary

Social Stratification and Mobility

Forensic Anthropology

Criminology

Juvenile Delinquency

Sociology of Sex Roles and Human Sexuality

Forensic Sociology

Social Mediation & Dispute Resolution

Marriage, Family, and Intimate Relationships

Sociology of Stress and Crisis Intervention

Sociology of the Courts and Legal System

Sociology Elective*

Sociology Senior Seminar

Internship

 

*Students are encouraged to consider SOC-0390, Sociology of Substance Abuse, for their elective course.