Area of Social Learning
The sociology major supports the following goals of Milligan College:
The sociology curriculum emphasizes the principles and application of sociological knowledge. The major and minor are designed to ensure that each student receives a broad background in sociology. The sociology curriculum is designed for the student preparing for a variety of careers, including but not limited to academic sociology (research and/or teaching), and social agency and social service work. The sociology curriculum also contributes to the application of sociological principles to daily life.
Graduates with a major in sociology are expected to:
Sociology major – B.A. or B.S.
Required courses in the major:
Students completing the major must demonstrate computer competency.
The following general education requirements are fulfilled in the major:
Total number of required hours: 30 (B.A.); 36 (B.S.)
To earn a bachelor’s degree, a student must complete 128 semester hours in courses with course numbers at the 100 level or above. In addition to courses in the major (and minor, if chosen), students must complete the requirements for a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree as described on Pages 39-43 of the 2012-2013 catalog. The B.A. degree requires foreign language through the intermediate level.
Senior Major Exam
The senior major exam, which is required of all baccalaureate degree-seeking students and evaluates the students in their major fields of study, is administered during the semester in which the student plans to graduate. Students pursuing double majors must complete a majors exam in each major. The senior major exam for Sociology is the Major Field Test. All Sociology majors must complete this test prior to graduation.
Sociology teaching licensure (Grades 9-12)
For sociology majors pursuing secondary (Grades 9-12) teaching licensure (30 hrs), see the Education: Licensure Programs section of the Catalog for additional information, including a list of courses required for licensure.
Required courses in the minor:
The following general education requirements are fulfilled in the minor:
Total number of required hours in the minor: 18
Students pursuing the missions emphasis in the Bible major must also complete a modified minor in sociology comprised of SOCL 210 and 15 additional hours of sociology courses selected from SOCL 303, 314, 360, 421, 451, and 461 (or approved Bible and sociology electives).