Program Goal One

Produce graduates with a competent understanding of the socio-cultural forces, theoretical perspectives, and research methods that comprise a sociological perspective on society and social life.

  1. Be able to compare and contrast major theoretical constructs in Sociology.
  2. Be able to articulate sociological questions pertaining to culture, institutions, social structure, individual behavior, and the relationships between them.
  3. Be able to articulate the assumptions and limitations of quantitative and qualitative research approaches and critically assess the empirical research of others.
  4. Be able to describe the ways in which inequities by ethnicity, gender, age, and sexual orientation impact our social world.

Program Goal Two

Develop graduates with specialized knowledge, skills, practical experiences, and job opportunities in selected sub-disciplines, including Criminology and Social Welfare.

  1. Be able to analyze current social issues from the theoretical perspectives of each sub-discipline.
  2. Be able to apply theoretical knowledge and skills in the community.
  3. Be able to use the specialized knowledge, skills, and experiences to enhance employment and graduate school options.
  4. Be able to explain and apply basic statistical techniques.
  5. Be able to write effectively about sociological concepts and research design.