Sociology Major, Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Within the Bachelor of Arts degree, the Department of Sociology and Justice Studies offers a program in sociology, blending career education and the liberal arts. The education goal is not to train students; neither is the goal to educate students solely in sociology. Rather, the goal is to use the discipline as a way to critically synthesize what is learned in a liberal arts program. The program envisaged here provides a general background which will enable the student to move into a variety of career paths, while retaining the opportunity for particular specializations within sociology and thematically related disciplines.
The Department of Sociology and Justice Studies believes that a university must educate broadly to enrich both career and life. Accordingly, students in the Sociology Program will complete social science foundation courses, as well as core disciplinary courses. In order to assist students as they move into a variety of career paths, students will complete elective courses selected under the guidance of a Sociology major advisor.
Note: two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single foreign language at college-level is required for this major.
|Required Introduction and Social and Behavioral Science Foundation|
|SOCI 101||INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY||5|
|SOCI/CRIM 356||INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL STATISTICS||5|
|or CSBS 320||STATISTICS FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES|
|SOCI 357||METHOD FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH||5|
|or CRIM 330||SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH METHOD|
|SOCI 465||CONTEMPORARY SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY||5|
|Required Disciplinary Core|
|SOCI 351||SOCIAL STRATIFICATION||5|
|SOCI 363||SOCIOLOGY OF DEVIANCE||5|
|SOCI 470||SOCIAL CHANGE||5|
|SOCI 481||SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY||5|
|Required Disciplinary Electives–choose any four sociology courses with the direction of a sociology advisor and with approval of the department chair.||20|
|Required Discipline-Based Capstone or Thesis|
|SOCI 490||SENIOR CAPSTONE: SOCIOLOGICAL PRACTICE||5|
|or SOCI 491||SENIOR THESIS|
University Competencies and Proficiencies
- Minimum Credits—180 cumulative credit hours
- 60 upper-division credits (300 level or above)
- 45 credits in residence (attendance) at Eastern, with at least 15 upper-division credits in major in residence at Eastern
- Minimum Cumulative GPA ≥2.0
All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation (use EagleNET) must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).
Use the Catalog Archives to determine two important catalog years.
SOAR calculates based on these two catalog years.
- The catalog in effect at the student's first term of current matriculation is used to determine BACR (Breadth Area Credit Requirements) and UGR (Undergraduate Graduation Requirements).
- The catalog in effect at the time the student declares a major or minor is used to determine the program requirements.
Students who successfully earn a BA in Sociology from EWU should be able to do the following:
- demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between critical inquiry and social justice;
- demonstrate an understanding of core concepts such as social structure, socialization, culture, identity, institutions power, inequality and social justice;
- understand and apply various methodological and theoretical approaches for conducting research.