2016-2017 Catalog 
    
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2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology, BA


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Learning Outcomes

  • To demonstrate critical thinking, write in a clear, logical manner, and clearly express sociological knowledge in verbal communication.
  • To show broad knowledge about global and local societies, social behavior and provide credible explanations of how and why social development has taken a particular direction.
  • To understand, analyze and assess social experience, both theoretically and practically.
  • To collect, analyze and interpret sociological data effectively.
  • To understand social phenomena of deviance, globalization, social change, multiculturalism, structural inequality, and the intersections of race, class, gender and other forms of stratification.
  • To apply sociological knowledge in professional and community settings and be adequately prepared for graduate study. 

General Requirements

  • A minimum of 36 credit hours in Sociology, at least 18 hours of which must be upper-division courses (3000 or 4000 level). Students must complete these courses with a C or better. Courses at the 5000-level may be taken by qualified undergraduates with the consent of the instructor.
  • Completing the Sociology Senior Exit Exam during the final semester of coursework. The Senior Exit Exam is administered online via BlackBoard.
  • The Summit Experience is designed for senior-level students who have successfully completed SOC 1110, 2120, 3150, and 3170.  This is a requirement for all Sociology majors who declare after fall 2011.

Online Degree Completion

Sociology offers the option of online bachelor’s degree completion. If students have either completed 60 credit hours at UCCS, or transferred in with an Associate’s degree, they are eligible to complete their sociology BA completely online. All students have the option to complete the degree through a combination of online and evening/weekend courses. All Sociology required courses are offered online at least once during the calendar year; most are offered every semester, including summer. A range of elective courses is also available online each semester.

Please go to http://www.uccs.edu/soc/online/online-completion.html for more information on online sociology courses.

For further information, please contact Dr. Heather Albanesi at halbanes@uccs.edu.

Online BA in Sociology

Sociology offers the option of completing the entire bachelor’s degree online. All Sociology required courses are offered online at least once during the calendar year; most are offered every semester. A range of elective courses, substantive courses, and Summit-flagged courses are also available online each semester, including summer. The honors option for the Summit Experience (4980/4990) is also available to online students.

Please visit http://www.uccs.edu/soc/online.html for more information, a complete list of course offered online, and a projected schedule of online offerings.

Summit Experience


  • Complete either the honors or standard-track capstone requirement.
  • Complete the Sociology Senior Exit Exam.

Honors Track

Students completing the honors track will receive departmental honors upon successful completion and graduation.

Standard Track

Complete one SOC course with a Compass Curriculum Summit flag. Courses on the Substantive list that have a Summit flag may double count. Options may include the following courses. Additional options may be available in any given semester. Contact the sociology department chair, Dr. Heather Albanesi, at halbanes@ucss.edu, for more information.

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