BS in Sociology

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Sociology program, part of the Department of Applied Social Sciences, develops strong analytic skills and a broad knowledge of human relations and social systems. The discipline provides useful tools for a variety of careers in law, business, social work, criminal justice, and policy impact analysis, among others. For example, pre-law students may wish to take courses in the sociology of law, criminology and criminal justice, and deviance and social control. Students pursuing careers in business may wish to take courses in the sociology of work, business and society, formal organizations, technology, and law.

Distribution Requirements

(Total 48 credits)

English

  • MET EN 104 English Composition
  • MET EN 201 Intermediate Composition

Mathematics

  • Four credits in a Metropolitan College math course numbered MET MA 113 or higher

Computer Science

  • MET CS 101 Computers and Their Applications

Natural Science

  • Eight credits in the natural sciences (N)

Literature

  • Four credits in a 100- or 200-level MET EN literature course or MET HU 221

Philosophy

  • Four credits

History

  • Four credits

Additional Courses

  • Four credits in the humanities (H)
  • Four credits in the social sciences (S)
  • Four credits in the humanities (H) or natural sciences (N)

Major and Related Courses

(Total 56 credits)

A total of 14 courses (56 credits), completed with a grade of C or higher, is required.

Required Courses

Choose 10 courses (40 credits), which must include the following:

  • MET MA 113 Elementary Statistics
  • MET SO 100 Principles of Sociology
  • MET SO 201 Sociological Methods (offered alternate semesters)
  • MET SO 203 Sociological Theories (offered alternate semesters)

Of the remaining six sociology courses, four must be at the 300 level or above.

Related Courses

Choose four courses (16 credits) at the 200 level or above in anthropology, criminal justice, economics, history, political science, psychology, and urban affairs.

Electives

(Total 24 credits)

Usually six courses (24 credits), but possibly more depending on transfer credits, chosen with the advice of an academic counselor. Sociology-related courses may be selected from Department of Applied Social Sciences programs in City Planning, Criminal Justice, and Urban Affairs.