Courses and Career
Guide

 

Prepare for your chosen career with courses in behavioral science.

As you complete your core required courses, think about what courses can help you build your resume. While selecting elective courses, ask yourself these questions:

  • What are my career goals?
  • What do I want to do with my college degree?

Interested in working in:

 

Interested in working in the Human Services, or plan to work in an area involving case management, then consider taking the following courses:

SOC 303 Contemporary Social Problems

SOC 312 Community Health & Social Issues

SOC 464 Special Topics: Working in the Helping Professions

SOC 468 Special Topics: Case Management

SOC 490 Internship in Sociology

Interested in understanding how disaster affect societies, or in developing expertise in Emergency Planning or Emergency Management, then consider taking then following courses:

SOC 350 Special Topics: Sociology of Disaster

SOC 351 Special Topics: Disaster & The Media

SOC 352 Special Topics: Crisis Communications

Interested in more in-depth understanding of culture or human behavior, then consider these courses:

SOC 305 Selected Contemporary Cultures

SOC 325 Myth, Ritual, and Psychotherapy

SOC 401 Cultural Perspectives in Dream Exploration

SOC 405 Social Deviance

Interested in working with families, then consider these courses:

SOC 469 Special Topics: Step-Parenting & Blended Families

SOC 468 Special Topics: Case Management

Interested in gender studies, and learning how one’s gender impacts one’s opportunities, socialization, or how society is influenced by gender, then consider taking the following courses:

SOC 307 Women in Contemporary Society

SOC 330 Sociology of Sex and Gender

SOC 402 Women in Leadership Roles

Interested in learning how society is affected by economic policies, or how technology has shaped our behavior, then consider taking these courses:

SOC 303 Contemporary Social Problems

SOC 309 Poverty & Welfare

SOC 320 Technology & Society

Interested in working in communities to create change, then consider taking these courses:

SOC 301 Urban Sociology

SOC 303 Contemporary Social Problems

SOC 309 Poverty & Welfare

SOC 312 Community Health & Social Issues

SOC 490 Internship in Sociology

Interested in working with juveniles, probation and parole, or corrections, then consider taking these courses (in addition to taking Criminal Justice courses for electives):

SOC 303 Contemporary Social Problems

SOC 405 Social Deviance

SOC 464 Special Topics: Working in the Helping Professions

SOC 468 Special Topics: Case Management

 

 

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2014-2015 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2014 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.