Sociology


Overview & Academics

The Sociology program focuses on the systematic study of social institutions and social relationships through the application of theory and research. Courses give students the opportunity examine social change and analyze issues that surround us daily, such as race, gender, social structure, deviant behavior, family environments, and more.

Department Contact

Amy Karnehm Willis, Ph.D.
Sociology Program Coordinator
Associate Professor of Sociology
The Ohio State University
akarnehm@ncwc.edu
(252) 985-5158

Career Options

Firms employing survey research methods.
Public agencies that coordinate services for people or families.
Social and mental Health agencies.
Criminal justice agencies.

Major Requirements
SOC 101, 308, 315, 410; MAT 213
18 hours of sociology course electives
(9 hours must be upper level)

Minor Requirements
SOC 101, 315, 410
9 hours of sociology course electives
(6 hours must be upper level)

Undergraduate Plan

Fall Semester Credits
SOC 101 Principles of Sociology 3
ENG 111 Writing I 3
EXS 100 Fitness & Wellness 2
BIO 101 Life Science 3
BIO 102 Life Science Lab 1
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
SOC 220 Sex, Marriage, & Family* 3
ENG 112 Writing II 3
HIS/POL History or Political Science Req. 3
MAT 213 Elementary Statistics 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15

Fall Semester Credits
SOC 111 Social Problems 3
ENG Literature Requirement 3
CHM/ERS/PHY Science Requirement 3
CHM/ERS/PHY Science Lab Requirement 1
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 16


Spring Semester Credits
SOC 308 Social Research Methods 3
Ethics Requirement 3
ECO/GEO/JUS Social Science Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 2
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TOTAL HOURS: 14

Fall Semester Credits
SOC 355 Sociology of Discrimination* 3
ART/ENT/MUS Fine Arts Requirement 3
International Studies Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
SOC 410 Social Theory 3
REL 101 or 115 Religious Studies Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15

Fall Semester Credits
ENG 304 Business Communication** 3
SOC 460 Deviant Behavior & Social Control* 3
SOC 340 Popular Culture* 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
SOC 315 Sociology in the Field 3
SOC 490 Sociology of Children* 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15