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Requirements for the Social Policy Concentration

The social policy concentration helps to prepare students for careers in helping professions and public service. The course work encourages students to consider the “why?” and “how?” of social programs in the U.S. and other countries and promotes their critical evaluation.

Sociology and Supporting Courses:

ACC 201 Principles of Accounting I
PS 241 Public Policy
SOC 101 Principles of Sociology
SOC 108 Social Problems, Social Policies
SOC 204 Introduction to Social Work
SOC 305 Sociology of Organizations
SOC 350 Social and Criminological Theory
SOC 590 Internship (in the area of social policy)
SOC 601 Capstone
SSC 251 Research Methods for Social Science
SSC 252 Data Analysis for Social Science

Plus, three of the following:

CJS 201 Juvenile Delinquency and Justice
SOC 210 Gerontology
SOC 214 Social Class in America
SOC 327 Medical Sociology


What can you do with a Sociology degree?

Imagine yourself a sociologist, organizational planner, human resources manager, organizational researcher, or in a position with an international business or non-profit.