B.A. in Sociology or B.A. in Sociology-Anthropology

B.A. in Sociology

(HEGIS 2208.10)

Dowling’s School of Arts and Sciences degree programs are constructed upon a well-rounded core curriculum of arts and humanities, natural science, math and social sciences. These are the classic building blocks that ensure career versatility in an ever-changing world. Students majoring in sociology explore and learn to understand the social and personal dimensions of the human experience. The sociological perspective provides a unique way of looking at how society works and the intricate interrelationships between individuals and society. Students will study the theories, concepts and research methods that will help them understand communities, organizations, bureaucracies, families and small groups, and the dynamics of social change.

Career Outcomes for Sociology Majors

This degree will prepare students for diverse careers in social science, health care development, business, community organizations and government. Students with a BA degree in sociology are usually employed in entry-level positions in the following areas: administration, advertising, counseling, community planning, health services, group and recreation work, marketing, marketing research, sales, human resources/personnel work, social services and social research. With proper advisement students are prepared to enter graduate school pursuing such degrees as MA in sociology and gerontology, MBA, MSW, MPH, Ph.D. and JD leading to careers in university research and instruction, and public administration and planning.

College-Wide Requirements 9 credits
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Core Requirements 33 credits
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Students elect either the Sociology Track or the Sociology/Social Work Track

Sociology Track

Major Requirements 31 credits

Introductory Level Sociology Courses 6 credits
SOC 1001A Introduction to Sociology I:Social Processes 3
SOC 1002C Introduction to Sociology II:Social Institutions 3
Upper Level Sociology Courses 7 credits
SOC 3021A Research Methods 4
SOC 3172A Sociological Theory 3
Upper Level Sociology Electives -Any 5 Sociology courses numbered 2000 and above (excluding SOC 3021A and SOC 3172A) 15 credits
Social Science Electives 3 credits
1 Anthropology course 3
Minor/Electives Requirements 47 credits
Degree Total 120 credits

Sociology/Social Work Track

Major Requirements 42 credits

Introductory Level Sociology Courses 6 credits
SOC 1001A Introduction to Sociology I:Social Processes 3
SOC 1002C Introduction to Sociology II:Social Institutions 3
Upper Level Sociology Courses 7 credits
SOC 3021A Research Methods 4
SOC 3172A Sociological Theory 3
Social Work Courses 20 credits
SWK 1010N Introduction to Social Work 3
SWK 2120N Social Work Methods 3
SWK 2115N Social Welfare Policy  or
SOC 2051C Social Problems in American Society 3
SWK 3116N Legal and Financial Aspects of Elder Care 3
SWK 41954196N Practicum in Social Work 8
Upper Level Sociology Electives -Any 3 Sociology courses numbered 2000 and above (excluding SOC 3021A and SOC 3172A) 9 credits
Minor/Electives Requirements 36 credits
Degree Total 120 credits

 

 

 

 

B.A. in Sociology-Anthropology

(HEGIS 2208)

Dowling’s School of Arts and Sciences degree programs are constructed upon a well-rounded core curriculum of arts and humanities, natural science, math, and social sciences. These are the classic building blocks that ensure career versatility in an ever-changing world. Students majoring in sociology and anthropology explore and learn to understand the social and personal dimensions of human experience. Students in the anthropology/sociology track learn the origins and development of social institutions and acquire knowledge of the diversity of human cultures, urban society, social change, and social organizations. For students interested in a career as a social worker, the social work concentration option will prepare you for the graduate studies required for this career.

Career Outcomes for Sociology-Anthropology Majors

Your Dowling sociology-anthropology degree will prepare you for diverse careers in all sectors of social science, health care development, and community organization and governance. Graduate studies may lead to a career in university research and instruction, public administration and planning, or corporate management research. Other career options include sociologist, anthropologist, archaeologist, consumer affairs director, probation officer, social worker and others.

Students seeking certification to teach Sociology at the secondary level must consult an education advisor.

College-Wide Requirements 9 credits
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Core Requirements 33 credits
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Students elect either the Anthropology/Sociology Track or the Anthropology/Sociology/Social Work Track.

Anthropology/Sociology Track
Major Requirements 34 credits

ANT 1001 or 1002 Introduction to Anthropology I, II 3
SOC 1001 or 1002 Introduction to Sociology I, II 3
Four Anthropology courses above the introductory level 12
Five Sociology courses above the introductory level (two of the five Sociology courses should be SOC 3021 and SOC 3172) 16

Anthropology/Sociology/Social Work Track
Major Requirements 36 credits

ANT 1001 or 1002 Introduction to Anthropology I, II 3
SOC 1001 or 1002 Introduction to Sociology I, II 3
SOC 3021 Research Methods 4
SWK 1010 Introduction to Social Work 3
SWK 2120 Social Work Methods 3
SWK 41954196 Practicum in Social Work 8
4 Sociology and/or Anthropology courses above the introductorylevel (i.e. for Anthropology, courses above 1002) 12

Minor Requirements 18 credits
Electives 25-27 credits*
Total: 120 credits

*Note: Students choosing the Anthropology/Sociology Track must take 27 credits of electives; students choosing the Anthropology/ Sociology/Social Work Track must take 25 credits of electives.

It is strongly recommended that students interested in Social Work gain proficiency in a foreign language and take Psychology courses. It is strongly recommended that students interested in Anthropology and Sociology take courses in statistics, computer science, history, economics, psychology, and political science.

To find out more about Dowling’s Sociology/Anthropology program please contact Dr. Bleiberg at 631-244-3128 or bleibers@dowling.edu