What is Sociology?
“Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Sociologists investigate the structure of groups, organizations, and societies, and how people interact within these contexts. Since all human behavior is social, the subject matter of sociology ranges from the intimate family to the hostile mob; from organized crime to religious cults; from the divisions of race, gender and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture; and from the sociology of work to the sociology of sports”. %7eAmerican Sociological Association
The Sociology Program offers a bachelor of arts degree and a minor in sociology:
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
The major in Sociology consists of a maximum of 128 semester hours credit. The program prepares students for graduate study primarily in Sociology but also in related fields such as Law, Urban Studies, Social Work, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice. The major in Sociology must complete a minimum of 49 semester hours in Sociology as well as a concentration. To obtain the entire curriculum for the bachelor of arts degree program in sociology, please click here.
Minor in Sociology The Sociology minor should consist of 6 credits of Sociology courses at the 100 level and 15 credits at the 200 level or above. Students who wish to minor in Sociology must complete courses with a grade of "C" or better. For a complete listing of required courses, please click here
Minor in Anthropology The minor in Anthropology should consist of 3 credits at the 100 level and 15 credits at the 200 level or above. Students from other department who wish to minor in Anthropology must complete the required courses with a grade of "C" or better. For a complete listing of required courses, please click here.
The Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) International Sociology Honor Society seeks to acknowledge and promote excellence in scholarship in the study of sociology, the research of social problems, and such other social and intellectual activities as will lead to improvement in the human condition. AKD stands for Alpha Kappa Delta, a non-secret, democratic, international society of scholars dedicated to the ideal of Athropon Katamannthanein Diakonesin or to investigate humanity for the purpose of service. AKD was founded at the University of Southern California in 1920 by Dr. Emory S. Bogardus and became affiliated with the Association of College Honor Societies in 1967.
AKD seeks to acknowledge and promote excellence in scholarship in the study of sociology, the research of social problems, and such other social and intellectual activities as will lead to improvement in the human condition.
AKD Zeta Chapter Officers
AKD Faculty Advisor
Dr. Andrea N. Johnson
The purpose of the Sociology and Social Work Society is to promote the general growth and networking of sociology and social work majors. All Sociology and Social Work students are required to become a member of the society and participate in its activities.
The mission of the Sociology and Social Work Society is to offer sociology and social work majors community service opportunities, serve as a welcome committee to incoming freshman entering the department, and work with the faculty to create a student/faculty-friendly department.
Sociology and Social Work Society Officers
Mr. Sociology/Social Work
Ms. Sociology/Social Work
Dr. Andrea Johnson