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Fitchburg State University 2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
Fitchburg State University 2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology, B.S.

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Christine Shane Jason Nwankwo
Assistant Professor
Augustine Aryee Patricia Arend
Jason Nwankwo Rhonda Evans
Christine Shane  

Objectives for the Program in Sociology

The Sociology major was designed to provide students with refined approaches and methods of research and a broad understanding of the social world.

The curriculum has been developed to provide the theoretical background and research skills essential for work concerned with human behavior. Graduates of the program are prepared for immediate entry into a wide variety of occupations in business, education, industry, social service, and public service settings. In addition, many graduates continue formal study by enrolling in advanced degree programs in sociology and related fields.

Requirements for the Major in Sociology

The major requires 36 semester hours of course work in Sociology. This total includes 12 semester hours of core courses and 24 semester hours of electives. Majors are encouraged to take advantage of relevant courses from the other three majors in the Behavioral Sciences Department. Bachelor of Art students are required to have foreign language proficiency at the intermediate level.

Core Required Courses

Speaking/Listening Requirement

Choose one course:

State and Federal Constitution Proficiency Requirement

Can be fulfilled by completing one of the following courses:


+Fulfills Computer Literacy Requirement and Junior/Senior Writing and Speaking/Listening Requirement

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