Sociology is the study of human relationships in societies. It emphasizes the study of social organization, culture, social problems, inequality, and change. Students who study sociology learn how people are influenced by the social world and how people act as creators of this world. The curriculum is challenging, but it is exciting to students who want to learn more about how social institutions, including families, the economy, politics and government, religion, education, health care, and media and leisure, affect their own and others’ lives.
Sociology offers insights into the causes of social problems and effective solutions to them, facilitating students’ abilities to identify and analyze the causes and consequences of problems and to contribute to their resolution. A sociology minor is especially useful for people who desire to work with people in fields such as: civil rights, criminal justice, education, health care, human services, journalism, law, politics, psychology, social work, and youth development.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SOCIOLOGY MINOR (18 SH total credits):
- Contemporary Society (3 S.H.)
- Social Problems (3 S.H.)
- 4 other courses with a SOCI prefix (excluding SOCI 133 & SOCI 433)
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Five-Year Dual Degree Program:
Bachelor's in Sociology and Master's in Social WorkStudents may qualify for an accelerated five-year program at Springfield College that combines an undergraduate degree in Sociology with a Master of Social Work degree.
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