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Sociology, BS

Information on this page is subject to change. Official program and course information is available in the University of La Verne Catalog.

This major is designed for students planning careers working with people and groups, their social creations and issues.

Courses in the Sociology Program integrate theory and application into a broad foundation of both scientific and humanistic knowledge about humans in society. All students complete an internship and an original empirical senior thesis as part of their major requirements. Emphasis is placed on the development of critical thinking skills and the application of values to the content of the sociology curriculum. The knowledge and skills gained during the program are crucial to successful performance in graduate school and are also highly valued by a wide variety of potential employers who hire sociology majors directly after graduation.

Program Requirements

Total program: 60 semester hours

Supportive Courses: 8 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
SOC 250 Introduction to Sociology 4
SOC 305 Quantitative Analysis 4

Core Requirements: 20 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
SOC 390 Research Methods 4
SOC 400 Sociological Theory 4
SOC 497 Internship 4
SOC 499A Senior Thesis A 4
SOC 499B Senior Thesis B 4

Category A (4 of the following): 16 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
SOC 210 Sociology of the Family 4
SOC 270 Social Problems 4
SOC 320 Sociology of Deviance 4
SOC 341 Urban Sociology 4
SOC 348 Social Networks 4
SOC 370 Social Change 4
SOC 371 Birth, Migration, and Aging 4

Category B (4 of the following): 16 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
SOC 315 Race and Ethnicity 4
SOC 317 Health, Wealth, and Poverty 4
SOC 330 Social Class and Inequality 4
SOC 331 Gender Inequality 4
SOC 335 Black Experience in the US* 4
SOC 336 Latino Experience* 4
SOC 337 Asian-American Experience* 4
SOC 338 Native-American Experience* 4

* – Only one experience class may be used to fulfill this requirement.

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