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Weekend/Evening & Online College



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Examine human behavior in its many contexts – from the family and community to national and global arenas – as you earn a Sociology degree from Weekend/Evening College & Online at Mount Saint Mary’s University.

The Sociology degree program explores human behavior within a multitude of contexts, from the family, the community, and the workplace to the regional, national, and global arenas. You can prepare for a professional career in such areas as criminology, race/ethnic relations, law enforcement, and community relations, as well as providing a solid foundation for graduate studies in social work, counseling, public policy, urban development, or law school.

Weekend/Evening & Online College’s Sociology degree curriculum covers a wide range of subjects, ranging from criminology, medical sociology and public health, social services, global studies, communications, race/class/gender issues, and much more.

The possibilities are endless with a Sociology degree from Weekend/Evening & Online College at Mount Saint Mary’s University.

Available Program Formats

Learn more about our program formats and hear from our students about their unique experiences.

Weekend, Evening & Online

Choose your own schedule. Instruction takes place on select weekends, evenings, in-person or online. Combine all formats, or choose the one that works for you.

Degree Requirements

The following is a complete listing of degree requirements for those seeking to earn a BS in Sociology from Weekend/Evening & Online College at Mount Saint Mary’s University. For more information, please consult a Mount advisor.

Core Courses

50 units total

  • SOC 1: Introduction to Sociology (3 units)
  • SOC 117: Quantitative Research Methods (3 units)
  • SOC 118: Qualitative Research Methods (3 units)
  • SOC 160: Diversity in Society (3 units)
    SOC 161: Majority-Minority Relations (3 units)
  • SOC 162: Human Rights (3 units)
  • SOC 166: Sociological Theory (3 units)
  • SOC 175: Urban Sociology (3 units)
  • SOC 197AB: Internship and Practicum — two semesters (6 units)
  • Plus 8 additional courses in sociology, which can consist of one specialization in sociology (24 units)

In Addition

  • A maximum of 12 lower division units in Sociology may be counted toward completion of the major. These units cannot, however, include lower division internship units (SOC 25)
  • No lower division courses in sociology can be applied for the B.S. in Sociology other than SOC 1

Total Units

Total Units for Major: 50 units

Total Units for Complete Bachelor’s Degree: 124 units