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2022-2023 University Catalog 
2022-2023 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology, Social Inequalities Concentration, B.A.

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(120 UNITS)

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

The Bachelor of Arts in Sociology is part of a strong program of social science studies that fosters critical thinking and analytical abilities, as well as develops the writing and communication skills that prepare students for a diverse and increasingly global job market. Through honing an understanding of and facility with both quantitative and qualitative methods of inquiry, the sociology major acquires a toolkit for problem-solving. Majoring in Sociology prepares students for a wide range of occupations, including social work, market research and statistical analysis, education, criminal justice, business and management, graduate school, and community and social services, among others.

In addition to the requirements for the major, students must meet all other university requirements for a bachelor’s degree. Please consult the Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree  section in this catalog for complete information. SOCI 101  is a required prerequisite for most sociology courses. It is recommended that SOCI 302  be one of the first upper-division Sociology courses, and SOCI 410  be taken after 15 units of sociology.

All courses counting towards the major must be taken for a letter grade. Students must pass core courses and the writing requirement with a “C” (2.0) or better.

Upper-Division Writing Requirement (3 units)

Electives (12 or 24 units)

  • 12 units of select coursework in sociology if pursuing a concentration, or
  • 24 units of select coursework in sociology consistent with career objectives

Social Inequalitites Concentration (12 units)

The Social Inequalities concentration provides students a deeper understanding of how human differences may lead to devaluation and unequal outcomes; in addition to examining individual, community-based, institutional and ideological causes, consequences and intersections of various social inequalities and social stratification systems.

Total (120 units)

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