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University of Pittsburgh Bradford    
2019-2020 Bradford Campus Catalog 
  Feb 28, 2024
2019-2020 Bradford Campus Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Sociology, BA

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Contact: Professor Helene Lawson, Program Director

Sociology is the study of social life and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. We examine urban and rural life, family patterns and gendered relationships, social change, race and ethnic relations, work and occupations, social stratification, the environment, health services, technology, communications, social movements, global issues, and deviance.

The Sociology Major will prepare you for work in social service and government agencies, community organizations, school systems, correctional facilities, industrial settings, public relations firms, or prepare you to go on for graduate studies in fields such as law, social work, higher education and public administration. The possibilities are endless, given the breadth, adaptability and utility of sociology.

Degree Requirements

Area Requirements in Sociology

Total credits required for the major: 43

General Education Program Requirements and Electives-Variable

(See General Education Program  and General Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree  under Academic Policies and Guidelines for further details.)

Please be advised

Please be advised that some programs or courses of study require that students complete rotations, fieldwork, internships/externships and/or teaching assignments at facilities external to the university, while other programs or courses of study may offer voluntary internships or externships at facilities external to the university. Depending on the program or course, such facilities will or may require a criminal background check, an act 33/34 clearance (if applicable), and perhaps a drug screen to determine participant qualification or eligibility. Additionally, in order to become licensed, many states will inquire as to whether the applicant has been convicted of a misdemeanor, a felony, or a felonious or illegal act associated with alcohol and/or substance abuse.

Suggested Course of Study

Credits: 30

Second Year

Credits: 30

Third Year

Credits: 30

Fourth Year

Credits: 30

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