Extended Campuses2013-2014

Arts and Sciences

Sociological Studies, Bachelor of Sociological Studies

This plan will not be available to new students after Summer 2014

Through the sociological studies program, you will gain an understanding of human social interaction in groups, organizations, regions, and nations of the world. This program will provide you with knowledge and skills applicable to careers in the private sector as well as government, non-profit, and social service sectors.  A sociological studies degree can prepare you for many different fields, including social justice advocacy, healthcare, criminal and civil justice, business and technology, or for graduate school.

Careers

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Sociological Studies in Sociological Studies?

Through the sociological studies program, you will gain an understanding of human social interaction in groups, organizations, regions, and nations of the world. This program will provide you with knowledge and skills applicable to careers in the private sector as well as government, non-profit, and social service sectors.  A sociological studies degree can prepare you for many different fields, including social justice advocacy, healthcare, criminal and civil justice, business and technology, or for graduate school.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:
  • Research and analysis
  • Youth advocacy
  • Social services
  • Rehabilitation counseling

With further education, one of these paths is possible:
  • Attorney
  • Counselor
  • University professor
  • Researcher


University Requirements

  • To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below.

    • All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements.
    • All requirements for your specific academic plan(s).
    • At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work.
    • At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc.
    • A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University.
    The full policy can be viewed here.

     

Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

  • At least 36 units of major requirements
  • At least 18 units of a minor
  • 6 units of communication skills
  • 12-16 units of foreign language for a Bachelor of Arts OR at 12 units of science for the Bachelor of Science
  • Elective courses, if needed to reach an overall total of at least 120 units

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 120
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 114
Emphasis, Minor, Certificate Required
Foreign Language Optional
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Optional
Research Required
Study Abroad Optional
University Honors Program Optional
Progression Plan Link Not Available

Details

  • Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
Major Requirements
Minor Requirements
  • Complete at least 18 units from a minor other than Sociology.

  • Computer Literacy (3 units)
    • This coursework must help you to understand, in general, the technical components of computers and information systems, how to solve problems using information systems technology, word processing, spreadsheet use, database management, graphic information software, website development, graphic design and use of statistical analysis software. Course(s) must have been taken within 10 years of admission to Northern Arizona University. Subject to advisor approval.
  • Communication Skills (6 units)
    Select 6 units in the following two categories. At least 3 units of the 6 units must be upper-division.

    Performance-based courses, select one from the following (3 units):
  • Choose one:

    16 units of foreign language

    • You must demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English that is equivalent to four terms of university coursework in the same language. You may satify this requirement by taking language courses or by testing out of all or part of it by taking CLEP, or other exams.
    OR

    12 units of science requirements
    • Select at least 12 units from courses with the astronomy, biology, chemistry, environmental science, geology, mathematics, physics or statistics prefixes. 
General Electives
  • Additional coursework is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 120 units of credit. 

    You may take these remaining courses from any academic areas, using these courses to pursue your specific interests and goals. We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they weren't used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)

  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
     

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