NSU Sociology, B.A.: Sociology is the academic discipline focusing on the systematic study of people in interaction with one another and in organized relationships. The emphasis is on understanding how people relate to one another, and why they act the way they do. There are four bases for selecting an undergraduate major in sociology: (1) it is valuable in developing a general liberal arts education that emphasizes improving the quality of life for oneself and for others; (2) it is valuable in education for the helping professions; (3) it is valuable in providing a background for persons wanting to become professional social scientists; and (4) it provides pre-professional training for other fields.
Major guidelines / regulations: The Sociology (SOC) major requires seven core courses (19 hours) in sociology and 18 hours of advanced electives in sociology (which may included SOC 2113 (TCC) or SOC 2023 (NSU), Social Problems). The Sociology major requires the completion of an 18-hour minor in another discipline of your choice.
What it takes to complete a bachelor’s degree from NSU. If you don’t complete your AA at TCC, you will need to meet NSU’s specific general education requirements. You must have at least 124 hours completed to earn a bachelor’s degree. Of those hours, 60 must be from a university (4 year school), 40 must be junior and senior (3000/4000) level, and half of the hours in your major must be from NSU. You must also be both English and computer proficient. This means that you must pass English Composition I & II with a “C” or better and demonstrate computer proficiency (high school or college course work / test). Therefore, when you transfer to NSU, you will likely need to complete around 64 more hours in order to earn your bachelor’s degree.