Bachelor in Sociology

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Program Description

If you’re interested in the study of people, culture, and society, a career in sociology might be right for you. In this fascinating program, you’ll study:

  • The basic structure of human society
  • Transmission of culture and regulation of behavior
  • Acquisition of the social self
  • Deviance
  • Stratification by class, race, ethnicity, sex, and age
  • Urbanization
  • Major social institutions
  • Population dynamics
  • Socio-cultural change

In addition to acquiring an in-depth understanding of the key social factors that affect groups and organizations, students will gain an understanding of basic research methods and develop critical reasoning skills.

Sociology Fast Facts

  • Use basic research methods and develop critical reasoning skills
  • CASAC-T Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor Standardized 350-Hour Education and Training Program eligibility

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Sociology B.S. Curriculum

Students who choose the major concentration in Sociology must complete:*

  • SOCL 226 Computers Social/Behavior Sciences
  • SOCL/ LAWS/ POLS/ PSYN 255 Managing Human Conflict I
  • SOCL/ BHSC 249 Race, Culture & Ethnicity
  • SOCL 348 Methodology Social/Behavior Sciences
  • SOCL 370 Statistics Social/Behavior Sciences
  • SOCL 426 Classics Social/Behavior Sciences

and

five major elective courses in Sociology numbered 200 and above selected under advisement.

There is an 18-credit residency requirement in the major concentration of Sociology.

*SOCL 101 is a prerequisite for the major courses in Sociology and fulfills part of the General Education requirement.

Students may also participate in the CASAC-T Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor Standardized 350-Hour Education and Training Program.

Program Outcomes

By the end of this program, students should be able to:

  • Construct a coherent explanation of the major theoretical paradigms (conflict / structural functionalism / symbolic interactionism) and major concepts in sociology
  • Identify and compare quantitative and/or qualitative methods, research design, and basic statistical tools during sociological research
  • Explain how the study of social class, ethnicity, gender, age, race, and religion can facilitate cultural competencies and social and personal awareness
  • Apply sociological principles, theories, and research to personal, cultural, and organizational situations

Career Opportunities

This major will prepare you for jobs in the public and private sectors, including law enforcement, social services, business, urban centers, government and health centers. For those interested in the clinical sociology specialization, professional roles include mediator, counselor, group facilitator, mitigation expert, and organization consultant. An undergraduate degree in sociology also prepares students for graduate study in a variety of fields such areas as urban planning, crime and delinquency, minorities and ethnic studies, family counseling, anthropology, alcohol and substance abuse, social psychology, social work, medical sociology, women's studies, demography, and gerontology.

Last updated Feb 2020

About the School

Mercy offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs within five schools: Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social and Behavioral Scien ... Read More

Mercy offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs within five schools: Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Mercy College challenges its faculty and staff to make higher education work for anyone hungry enough to earn a better place in life. With campuses in Dobbs Ferry, Bronx, Manhattan and Yorktown Heights, the vibrancy of the College culture is sustained by a diverse student body from around the region. Read less
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