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Sociology: Social Welfare (Bachelor of Arts)

Program Description for Sociology

Major: Sociology Concentration: Social Welfare Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Prerequisites (6 credits)



Major Requirements (21 credits)

SYA 3300 requires an elementary statistics course as preparation.

SYA3300 Logic of Inquiry (3 Credits)

Prereq: Elementary Statistics

RESEARCH Choose two from the following:

  • SYA 3310 Qualitative Research Methods Prereq: SYA 3300
  • SYA3450C Social Science Data Analysis Prereq: SYA 3300
  • SYA 4654 Evaluation Research/Program Analysis Prereq: SYA 3300

SYA4010 Sociological Theory (3 Credits)

Prereq: SYG 2000 or SYG2013 & 2 upper level Sociology courses

DIVERSITY Choose one from the following:

  • SYD 3800 CD Gender & Society
  • SYD 3700 CD Racial & Cultural Minorities
  • ANT 3212 CD/FC Peoples & Cultures of the World

SOW3203 Social Welfare Institutions (3 Credits)

SOW4352 Principles of Soc Serv Prov (3 Credits)

  • Prereq: SOW 3203

Major Electives (15 credits)


  • SYO 3110 Sociology of Sexualities
  • SYO 4100 Sociology of Family
  • SYO 4400 Health, Illness & Society
  • SYP 3570 Deviance & Social Control
  • SYP 4730 The Sociology of Aging
  • CJC 3410 Offender Treatment
  • CCJ 4681 Family Violence
  • CCJ 3010 Juvenile Delinq & Juvenile Justice
  • ANT 3443 The City & Health
  • SYD 4601 Community Organization, Change & Development
  • SOW 4930 ST: Social Welfare
  • SOW 4905 Directed Independent Study - Social Work



Minor Required

A minor is required for this major.*
The minor must be selected from the list of approved minors, including those outside the college of the major.
See List of Minors in the Undergraduate Catalog. Minors are generally completed during the last 60 hrs of your program. Your minor may require prerequisites, so choosing a minor early is beneficial. See your advisor to declare a minor.
*(Double majors are exempt from a minor.)

Foreign Language/Foreign Cultures

All BA students in the College of Arts and Sciences are required to complete the foreign language or foreign culture requirement with grades of C or higher.


  • Select one sequence of Spanish, French, Chinese, German, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, or American Sign Language.
  • Part 1 of languages are typically offered in the fall and part 2 in the spring.
  • Incoming Students with prior experience in French or Spanish must take a placement exam. Students who place above the beginning level will satisfy this requirement by earning a "C" or better in a French or Spanish at the level at which they placed.
  • Students who choose this option may also be eligible for a minimum of 3 credits and a maximum of 6 credits of retroactive credit if they complete with a "C" or above in a 3000 level French or Spanish course.
  • This policy applies to Chinese as well, although in this case placement will be determined by the professor of the program.

FC Foreign Culture Option

  • Students who successfully completed 2 years of foreign language in high school have the option of taking 6 hours of foreign culture courses instead of 8 hours of college level foreign language.
  • Foreign cultures contain (FC) in the course title.
  • A complete list of foreign culture courses can be found in the Arts & Sciences Advising Office.