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General Sociology

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In the general sociology track, we look at people in interaction both on the small scale of everyday life and on the vast scale of social institutions. Courses like Deviance, and Gender and Sexuality help to build a broad foundation for students who want to pursue a double major or who want to make sociology a career. It includes nine hours of sociology electives so that students can tailor their program to their specific interests within the field. Because of its flexibility, this track gives students the broadest possible training in sociological inquiry, both thought and application.

Outcomes and Careers

Students with a background in sociology pursue careers in a variety of areas including seminary, law, faith based institutions, nonprofit organizations, business, higher education, government, advocacy, criminal justice, and research. This is an ideal academic program for students who wish to work in local law enforcement. Sociology provides a strong background for pursuing further education, whether in the social sciences, law, or seminary. In fact, sociology is a top recommended major for attending seminary! Other positions include human services, case management departments, administration and planning, probation and corrections, community organizing, policy development, research, and academics.



Core Required:

  • SOC 211 Principles of Sociology
  • SOC 214 Social Statistics
  • SOC 213 Social Change for Social Problems
  • SOC 319 Sociology of Religion
  • SOC 417 The History of Social Thought
  • SOC 419Social Diversity and Inequality
  • SOC 422 Research Methods
  • SOC 498 Senior Capstone Seminar or 411 Internship


  • SOC 324 Social Deviance
  • SOC 325 Families Across Cultures
  • SOC 370 Gender and Sexuality
  • SOC Electives (9 hours)

Personalized Program

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