College of Human Services and Behavioral Sciences

Sociology Major (BA Traditional)

Sociology is a highly dynamic and relational field that explores the changing world today. Sociology at Concordia University, St. Paul is designed so that the student will have a high impact in the society in which you live. The students will explore the historical, modern and current approaches to matters affecting society as well as possible remedies through direct engagement and policy approaches. The student not only explores the various aspects of Sociology from a high academic approach, but the university will have the students become engaged with organizations and practitioners in the field of Sociology through practicums and internships. Some of the engagement fields will be in areas such as children and families crisis; mental health; people with addictions; working with people experiencing homelessness; service and to and engagements with inner city youth and adults; demographic research; working with the re-entry of felons; racial and economic inequality and immigration and refugee support to name a few. All of these and other topics are highly relevant in any field of human services, such as law-enforcement; corrections; probation; social services; mental health; human resources; law and policy analyst and counseling.

General Education Requirements

All degree seeking undergraduate students must complete the general education requirements.

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts degree consists of a major of typically 32 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 120 credits.

Prerequisites from General Education
SOC 152Introduction to Sociology4
SOC 453Social Theory4
PSY 380Research Methods with Statistical Applications4
Select one of the following:4
Class and Community (4)
Social Organization (4)
Social Psychology (4)
Select one of the following:4
Marriage and Family (4)
Lifespan Developmental Psychology (4)
Minority Groups (4)
CJU 442Foundations of the Criminal Justice System4
or SOC 359 Social Welfare as an Institution
SOC 498Internship8
Select 12 credits of the following:12
Marriage and Family 1 (4)
People and Culture of China (4)
Foundations of the Criminal Justice System 1 (4)
Minnesota State Criminal Law and Traffic Codes (4)
Delinquent and Criminal Behaviors Across the Life Course (4)
Lifespan Developmental Psychology 1 (4)
Themes in Adult Development and Aging with a Lifespan Perspective (4)
Class and Community 1 (4)
Constitutional and Criminal Law and Justice (4)
Minority Groups 1 (4)
Social Welfare as an Institution 1 (4)
Social Psychology (4)
Social Organization 1 (4)
Total Credits44