Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Sociology - Social Research Content Track 2021-2022 Edition

Social Research Content Track

The Social Research content track builds upon the sociology core with an enhanced focus on social research methods. Courses within the major are designed to lead to a substantial, individual research project for the student’s Capstone experience. Through a combination of traditional sociology courses and individual research under the close supervision of a member of the sociology faculty, students become skilled at conceptualizing problems, designing research, and analyzing data. Students develop a deep understanding and can think analytically about the ways in which individual behavior is connected to the larger social world. Regardless of which concentration is selected, the skills and qualities fostered by the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology program combine to prepare students for fulfilling lives and rewarding careers across a broad spectrum of profit and nonprofit settings.


First-Year Gateway Experience
Global Foundations of Character and Leadership
Global Foundations of Organizations and Business
Writing Workshop
Bryant IDEA: Innovation and Design Experience For All
Sociology Major Requirements - Social Research Content Track
Principles of Sociology
Honors Sociology
Social Theory: The Study of Isms and Phobias
Sociology Capstone I
Fieldwork in Local Communities
Six (6) Social Science Electives (at least 3 in Sociology)
Liberal Arts Core Requirements
Microeconomic Principles
Macroeconomic Principles
Introduction to Literary Studies
Mathematical Analysis
Statistics I
Two Humanities Survey Courses
Liberal Arts Distributions – Modes of Thought Two 1
Two Social Science Modes of Thought
One Historical Mode of Thought (Upper Division)
One Literary Mode of Thought (Upper Division)
Two Scientific Modes of Thought (Include one Lab Science) (One science course must be taken at the 300 or 400 level)
Business Minor Requirements
Selection is made from a variety of business minors (Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Global Supply Chain Management, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, International Business, Management, Marketing, Marketing Analytics, and Sales).
Subject to programmatic constraints, students may elect to take additional business courses beyond the required minor, not to exceed a combined total of 30 credit hours in the College of Business.

A minimum 122 credit hours required for graduation