Sociology is the science of the human condition, the study of society, and the analysis of social relations.

sociology classWhile a major in sociology is useful regardless of career choice, Lander’s program also prepares students for a variety of more specialized occupational opportunities in fields such as non-profit organizations, social work, corrections, law enforcement, survey research, policy analysis, vocational guidance, counseling, human services, personnel management in industry, and public health.

For the student with well-defined occupational goals, careful selection of cognates and electives provides the basis of a highly specialized and focused education, directed toward preparation for specific areas of occupation. For the student with loosely defined occupational goals, the major can serve as a broad-based educational experience in which many occupational opportunities can be explored.

Undergraduate majors in sociology will:

  1. demonstrate the ability to describe and appropriately use key sociological concepts;
  2. demonstrate the ability to design, implement, and analyze sociological research;
  3. demonstrate the ability to apply sociological theory to the analysis and understanding of concrete social phenomena; and
  4. demonstrate knowledge of career opportunities in the profession of sociology and related fields.

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Note: The information below provides convenient links to some of the courses required for this degree; however, it should not be used as a course registration guide. Please refer to the official Lander University Academic Catalog for the most accurate and up-to-date program requirements.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS1  CREDIT HOURS
Humanities and Fine Arts

6

Behavioral and Social Perspectives 6
MATH 211 3
Approved Lab Science 4
ENGL 101 3
ENGL 102 3
MATH 101 3
Approved Foreign Language 3
LINK 101 1
FALS 101 (15 FALS-approved events) 0
Approved General Education Electives2

10

Total General Education Requirements 42

For approved courses see the General Education section
2 Students are required to take at least one Global Issues and Cultures course prior to graduation

 

MAJOR PROGRAM CORE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT HOURS
SOCI 101  3
SOCI 202  3
SOCI 398  3
SOCI 399  3
SOCI 433  3
SOCI 499  3

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS CREDIT HOURS
Sociology elective 3
Sociology elective 3
200-level Sociology elective 3
200-level Sociology elective 3
300- or 400-level Sociology elective 3
300- or 400-level Sociology elective 3
   
Total Major Program Requirements 36
300- or 400-level electives 9
Additional Electives 33
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE 120
  • Coursework must include at least 30 hours earned in 300 or above level courses, of which 12 hours must be in the major.
  • See the 4-year major guide for recommended order in which to take courses