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The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 2018-2019 Catalog 
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology, B.A.

Sociologists seek to understand and study the social world and how human beings come to think and act as they do. Sociology majors develop an understanding of how society is developed out of intricate patterns of human social organization, learn to create and use scientific tools of analysis, and practice the application of scientific knowledge to the analysis of social problems and the transformation of society. Students have available many opportunities to apply the theories and research methods of sociology through classroom-based activities and community-based experiential learning and internships as they explore career alternatives. Sociology is a liberal arts major that prepares students for a wide variety of career fields.

The Sociology B.A. degree program is flexible. Beyond the core of required courses, students choose among a wide variety of options and can use these options to meet personal or career interests by developing a concentration or carefully selecting individual courses. Students can also opt to continue exploring Sociology by completing an academic concentration or one or more of the minors focused on sociological specializations available within the Department: Community Development; International Sociology; or Medical Sociology or an Interdisciplinary Minor supported by Sociology: Gender Studies or Substance Abuse.

Freshman Seminar: 1 Sem. Hr.

General Education: 44 Sem. Hrs.

See General Education Program  for available options in each category.

Sociology Electives: 15 Sem. Hrs.

Five additional courses with a SOC prefix or cross-listed with SOC, at least one of which must be at the 3000 or 4000 level

University-wide Electives: 42 Sem. Hrs.

Total: 120 Sem. Hrs.