This website uses cookies. Learn more via our web privacy policy. For questions, please email
Bachelor of Science - Columbus State University


Bachelor of Science

Program Description

The CSU Sociology program offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to educate students about a broad range of topics in the study of sociology leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. Using the latest technological teaching innovations, sociology online courses are easy to navigate, provide multiple opportunities for interaction, and deliver course content in an effective and comprehensive manner.

Sociology is the scientific study of groups and human interaction. Few other fields have such a scope and relevance for research, theory, and application of knowledge. The CSU Sociology program offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to educate students about a broad range of topics in the study of sociology leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. Since the subject matter of sociology is people and human behavior, sociologists investigate the structure and interactions of groups, organizations, and societies.

Example study areas include:
  • The Family
  • Race, Class, and Gender
  • Crime, Conformity, and Deviance
  • Social Stratification, Prejudice and Discrimination
  • Community Development, and Social Policy
  • Work and Organizations
  • Global Studies: - Model African Union
  • African Women and Development
  • Social Theory
  • Social Research Methods

Career Opportunities

  • Mental Health Worker
  • Adoption Agent
  • Corrections Officer
  • Child Welfare Officer
  • Human Resources
  • Welfare Counselor
  • Community Service Agency
  • Claims Representative
  • Public Opinion Surveyor
  • Marketing Research Analyst
  • Social Worker
  • Case Aid Worker
  • Child Abuse Case Manager
  • Advertising Assistant
  • Delinquency Counselor
  • Parole/Probation Officer
  • Researcher
  • Correctional Case Worker
  • Technical Writer
  • Alcohol/ Drug Case Worker
  • Research Assistant
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Labor Relations
  • Personnel Interviewer

Admission Requirements

There are no program specific admission requirements

Learning Outcomes

Students will:
  • be able to recognize trends and patterns,
  • develop then ability to create reports,
  • be able to think critically and analytically about issues,
  • develop skills in interpersonal communications,
  • develop skills in research and data analysis,
  • develop skills in planning and organizing, and management.

Additional Program Requirements

There are no program specific academic regulations

Program of Study

Area A Essential Skills Required Hours: 9
ENGL 1101 (with a grade of "C" or better)
ENGL 1102 (with a grade of "C" or better)
Select one of the following courses:

MATH 1001
MATH 1101
MATH 1111
MATH 1113
MATH 1125
MATH 1131

Area B Institutional Options Required Hours: 5
COMM 1110
Select two of the following courses:

ITDS 1125
ITDS 1779
ITDS 2726
ITDS 2727
ITDS 2735
ITDS 2746
ITDS 2748
ITDS 2749
ITDS 2755
Select one of the following courses:
EURO 2105
INTS 2105
LEAD 1705
LIBR 1105
POLS 2401
HIST 1111
HIST 1112

Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002
Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.

Note: the extra hour may be used as an elective.

Area C Humanities/Fine Arts/Ethics Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:

ENGL 2111
ENGL 2112
ITDS 1145*
ITDS 1155
ITDS 2125
PHIL 2010

Select one of the following fine arts courses

ARTH 1100
ITDS 1145*
MUSC 1100
THEA 1100
*ITDS 1145, though listed under both humanities and fine arts, may be taken only once.

Area D Science/Math/Technology Required Hours: 10
Select two science courses from the list below, one of which must include a lab.

ANTH 1145 (no lab)
ASTR 1105/1305 (lab optional)
ASTR 1106/1305
ATSC 1112/1112L
BIOL 1215K (lab included)
BIOL 1125 (no lab)
BIOL 1225K (lab included)
CHEM 1151/1151L
CHEM 1152/1152L
CHEM 1211/1211L
CHEM 1212/1212L
ENVS 1105/1105L (lab optional)
ENVS 1205K
GEOL 1110 (no lab)
GEOL 1121/1121L
GEOL 1122/1322
GEOL 2225 (lab included)
PHYS 1111/1311
PHYS 1112/1312
PHYS 1125/1325 (lab optional)
PHYS 2211/2311
PHYS 2212/2312

Select one of the following courses or a science course from above:

CPSC 1105
CPSC 1301/1301L
GEOG 2215
MATH 1113
MATH 1125
MATH 1131
MATH 1132
MATH 1165
MATH 2125
PHIL 2500
STAT 1127

Area E Social Sciences Required Hours: 12
Select one course from the following two courses:
HIST 2111
HIST 2112
Take the following course:
POLS 1101
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:

ECON 2105
ECON 2106
PHIL 2030
PSYC 1101
SOCI 1101

Select one world cultures course from the following courses:

ANTH 1105
ANTH 1107
ANTH 2105
ANTH 2136
ENGL 2136
GEOG 1101
HIST 1111
HIST 1112
INTS 2105
ITDS 1156

Wellness Requirement Required Hours: 3

PHED 1205
Select any one PEDS course.

Area F Courses Related to Major Required Hours: 18
A grade of "C" or higher is required in all courses
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology
PSYC 1101 Introduction to General Psychology
Choose 12 hours (1000/2000 level courses) from the following disciplines: anthropology, statistics, philosophy, social work, geography, mathematics, linguistics, logic, political science, history, or foreign language.

Note: If any course listed above is used to satisfy Area A-E, select another course approved for the same area of the core.

Area G Program Requirements Required Hours: 24
A grade of "C" or better is required in all courses.

SOCI 3103 Sociological Theory
SOCI 3111 Social Research Methods
SOCI 3117 Race and Ethnic Relations
SOCI 4796 Sociology Capstone

Choose 12 hours from the following:
SOCI 3105 Social Psychology
SOCI 3109 Sociology of Deviance
SOCI 3122 Social Welfare Policy
SOCI 3123 Social Work Ethics
SOCI 3128 Drugs and Society
SOCI 4113 Social Services and Mental Health
SOCI 4114 Social Work Practice 
SOCI 4712 Seminar in Social Psychology

Area H Program Electives Required Hours: 15
Select 15 hours of SOCI courses at the 3000 level or higher.  A grade of "C" or higher is required in each course counted in this area.

Area I General Electives Required Hours: 21

Total Required Hours: 123

Ask Cody

Ask Cody