Feb 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Social Services Major, BS

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The social service major is designed for students interested in working in the human services delivery systems. Students are required to have a strong grounding in sociology as well as the applied field of social services. The coursework introduces students to critical issues in the field and offers students the opportunity to work within agencies in the community.

The major requirements are such that students are encouraged to organize their program of study to include a minor in an area of interest or specialization outside of sociology. Some areas that fit well with this major include psychology, ethnic studies, family studies, gerontology, women’s studies, community health, and the like.

An applied experience of 160 hours with an internship is required for completion of the degree.

Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • apply sociological perspectives and theory to social issues;
  • apply appropriate sociological methods to a research question using ethical principles;
  • evaluate and communicate sociological information;
  • apply sociological perspectives and knowledge to life and professional goals in social services; and
  • develop, participate, and reflect on internship experience. 

Sociology Required Courses Credits: 24

***SOC 107 is a prerequisite for SOC 350 and SOC 445.

Social Service Required Courses Credits: 24

Department-Approved Electives Credits: 20

Choose 20 credits of upper-division sociology electives.

***Additional credits in SOC 490 may count towards graduation.

Total Credits: 68

College and Department Information

Sociology Department  
College of the Sciences  

Online Availability
The program will have a designated online only option as well as an in-person or hybrid option.

Program Codes
Major plan codes: SOSE, SOSEP
Online option codes: SOSEO, SOSEOP

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