Sociology

Sociologists study the formation and interaction of human groups and the individual's relationship to social groups. Many focus on the role of various groups in socialization of the individual into norms, values and behaviors or on the development of major social institutions and how they interact with each other and impact socialization across time and cultures. Sociologists use a theoretical framework that examines how institutions and groups function for the success of a society, the conflicts that may be inherent in group interaction and how human beings can change institutions and their relationship. At Andrews University, students can choose to either take a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology or a Bachelor of Science in Sociology.
OVERVIEW

Program Type: Bachelors Degree
Program Length: 124 Credits
Format: On-Campus
Program Entry: August or January
Entry Deadline for August: July 15
Entry Deadline for January: November 15
COST (per semester)*

Tuition: $14,136
Residence Hall: $2,389
Meal Plan: $1,800
General Fees: $508
Textbooks: $200-$300
* Most students receive scholarships and financial assistance. For more information go to: Finances
To complete a degree at Andrews University, students must complete both the Major Requirements and the Andrews Core Experience Requirements. Some students may elect to apply for the J.N. Andrews Honors Program which replaces the Andrews Core Experience Requirements. For more information see Honors
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN SOCIOLOGY

MAJOR: CORE REQUIREMENTS - 12 credits
SOCI119 Principles of Sociology
BHSC225 Global Social Issues
SOCI432 Research Methods II
SOCI474 Social Thought & Theory

MAJOR: CONCENTRATION REQ - 17-18 credits
SOCI425 Racial & Ethnic Relations
SOCI430 Gender Roles in Contemporary Society

Choose one of the following courses
SOCI315 Introduction to Criminal Justice
SOCI345 Juvenile Delinquency

Choose one of the following courses
SOCI420 Medical Sociology
SOCI366 Drugs & Behavior

Choose two of the following courses
SOCI350 Social Policy
SOCI455 Development Policy & Analysis
SOCI470 Demography

Cognates - 12 credits
BHSC230 Research Methods I
PHIL224 Introduction to Philosophy
PSYC450 Social Psychology

Choose one of the following courses
PSYC101 Introduction to Psychology
PSYC180 Dealing with Your Mind

REQUIRED ACE COURSES - 6 credits
ANTH200 Cultural Anthropology
RELT340 Religion & Ethics in Modern Society

RECOMMENDED ACE COURSE
FMST201 Personal Relationships

Official requirements can be found here.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN SOCIOLOGY

MAJOR: CORE REQUIREMENTS - 15 credits
SOCI119 Principles of Sociology
SOCI420 Medical Sociology
SOCI425 Racial and Ethnic Relations
SOCI430 Gender Roles in Contemporary Society
SOCI432 Research Methods II
SOCI474 Social Thought & Theory

Choose one of the following courses
FMST201 Personal Relationships
SOCI366 Drugs & Behavior

Choose one of the following courses
SOCI315 Introduction to Criminal Justice
SOCI345 Juvenile Delinquency

Choose one of the following groups

Group 1: recommended for those seeking admission to graduate school
SOCI433 Research Methods III
SOCI434 Research Methods IV

Group 2:
SOCI350 Social Policy
SOCI470 Demography

MAJOR: ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS - 10 credits
SOCI350 Social Policy
SOCI410 Social Gerontology
SOCI440 Sociology of the Family
SOCI460 Death & Grief in Contemporary Society

COGNATES - 15 credits
ANTH200 Cultural Anthropology
BHSC230 Research Methods I
ECON225 Principles of Macroeconomics
PHIL224 Introduction to Philosophy
PSYC450 Social Psychology

REQUIRED ACE COURSES - 6 credits
PSYC101 Introduction to Psychology
RELT340 Religion & Ethics in Modern Society

Official requirements can be found here.
ANDREWS CORE EXPERIENCE
RELIGION - 12 Credits
RELT100 God & Human Life (First Year)
3 Religion courses of choice

FINE ARTS/HUMANITIES - 6 Credits
Choose 6 credits from two categories:
Visual Arts: Art History, Photography, Studio Art
Humanities: Literature, Philosophy
Music: Music Theory, Ensemble, Applied Music

LIFE SCIENCE - 4 Credits
Choose one of the following
BIOL100 Human Biology
BIOL110 Principles of Biology
BIOL208 Environmental Science
FDNT 230 & 240 Nutrition & Lab
HORT150 iGrow

MATHEMATICS - 3-4 Credits
Choose one of the following
MATH145 Math for the (Mis)Information Age
MATH165 College Algebra
MATH168 Precalculus
MATH191 Calculus I

SOCIAL SCIENCES - 6 Credits
Choose one foundation & one Interdisciplinary course
Foundation: ANTH200, ECON225, GEOG110, PLSC104, PSYC101, SOCI119
Interdisciplinary: BHSC225, FNCE206, PLSC237, PSYC180, FMST201
FITNESS EDUCATION - 4 Credits
HLED120 Fit for Life (first year)
3 Fitness Courses of choice

LANGUAGE/COMMUNICATION - 13/16 Credits
ENGL115 College Writing I
ENGL215 College Writing II
COMM104 Communication Skills
B.A. Only: Intermediate Foreign Language of Choice

PHYSICAL SCIENCE - 4 Credits
Choose one of the following
CHEM100 Consumer Chemistry
CHEM110 Intro to Inorganic Chemistry
PHYS110 Astronomy
PHYS115 Mythbusting
PHYS225 Sound and Waves

HISTORY - 6 credits
Choose two courses from the following
HIST110 Worldviews, Cultures, & Gods
HIST117 Civilization and Ideas I
HIST118 Civilization and Ideas II
HIST204 American Experience I
HIST205 American Experience II

SERVICE - 2 Credits
BHSC100 Philosophy of Service & Civic Engagement



Official requirements can be found here.
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