Undergraduate Catalog: 2019-20

Sociology BA

The Sociology and Social Justice program’s core focuses on theory, research, and the study of class, race and ethnicity, religion, gender, social justice, and the environment. In addition to core courses within the major, students select courses in Community Studies, Culture, and Identity. A generous allowance of electives permits students to pursue a second major or multiple minors.

Graduates enter graduate school or careers that effect positive change in the wider community. Many gain employment with governmental agencies, corporations, or non-profit organizations in various capacities of social justice, diversity, and community building.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation with a B.A. degree in Sociology and Social Justice, USF students will demonstrate:

  • a basic understanding of the major themes, subfields, and persistent questions in the study of society.
  • competency in social science research.
  • the ability to analyze and interpret research data.
  • the ability to present their research in a clear and concise manner. 

Degree Requirements

The B.A. in Sociology and Social Justice degree requires 120 credit hours:

  • 47-49 credit hours of general education courses
  • 24 core credit hours in Sociology
  • 3 credit hours in Community Studies
  • 6 credit hours in Culture & Identity
  • elective courses as needed

Program of Study

The B.A. in Sociology and Social Justice degree requires:

  • Major core, 24 credit hours: SOCI 101, SOCI 230, SOCI 250, SOCI 302, SOCI 355, SOCI 395, SOCI 460, SOCI 480
  • Community Studies, 3 credit hours from: SOCI 251, SOCI 252, SOCI 272, SOCI 410, SOCI 440
  • Culture & Identity, 6 credit hours from: SOCI 135, SOCI 260, SOCI 450

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet University of Saint Francis admission requirements.

Progression Requirements

Sociology and Social Justice majors must maintain a GPA of at least 2.0 and are required to earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses required by the major.

Graduation Requirements

Sociology and Social Justice majors must meet USF graduation requirements.