Jun 13, 2024  
2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Catalog [FINAL EDITION]

Sociology, Applied Sociology Specialization, BA

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Sociology is the study of society, human behavior, and social interaction. The focus of study is the application of critical thought to social processes and social issues. Specific areas of interest include social institutions, symbolic meaning, bureaucratic organizations, socialization, deviance, political systems, class society, social interaction, the family, gender, minority relations, social movements, and social change.

A degree in sociology prepares students for policy, research, and supervisory work in the public and private sectors, including such diverse fields as government agencies, advocacy groups, the criminal justice system, educational institutions, social services, counseling, business management, office administration, mass media, and the political arena. Students may choose the applied sociology specialization, civic engagement and social change specialization, social research specialization, or health and society specialization.


The specialization in applied sociology cultivates an understanding of core concepts and theories in sociology and provides students with an opportunity to use sociology to address everyday problems in society. This specialization requires students to apply sociology to the real world and culminates in a 200-hour internship in an organization related to the student’s chosen career field. Through classroom study, hands-on activities, and experiential learning, this specialization prepares and trains students for a wide variety of professional activities and for a life of engaged citizenship.

Introductory Courses (4 Credits)

Core Requirements (30 Credits)

Internship (6 Credits)

Total Credits: 35

The program of study that appears here applies to students who were admitted for the summer session of this catalog year and later.  Students admitted prior to that term should select the appropriate catalog year of their admission.  Choose previous catalogs from the Home, Graduate, or Undergraduate Catalog Page at http://Catalog.widener.edu.

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