Studying Sociology at Regis

The sociology program at Regis is designed to provide knowledge of social interactions and social institutions. Specifically, a degree in sociology gives students the tools to critically examine culture, the environment, social class, race and ethnic relations, the global community, and the criminal justice system.
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B.A. in Sociology

Degree Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in sociology studies social interaction, collective behavior, and the ways people construct their society. Sociology also examines the structural causes of social problems and social welfare studies social interaction, collective behavior and the ways people together construct their society. It is an exciting way of looking at our lives and the world around us. A degree in sociology gives students the tools to critically examine culture, the environment, social class, race and ethnic relations, the global community, and the criminal justice system. This degree will give students the research and writing skills that are necessary to either pursue graduate work or to work in the community.

Students who are interested in people, in working with people, in understanding the ways our social institutions, such as work, education, and family help to shape us. Our students gain analytical and research skills, a deeper appreciation for identity and diversity, a comprehension of world events and an ability to read media critically, and an awareness of themselves as responsible citizens.

Program Requirements

Regis College students must complete the Core Studies requirements in addition to their major requirements. Core Studies consists of:

  • Core Foundation: 6 credits, or two courses taken over the fall and spring of freshmen year
  • Distributive Core: 40-46 credits that represent a variety of offerings in disciplines that provide the underpinning of a solid liberal education
  • Integrative Core: 12 credits, or four upper division courses taken in the junior and senior year

More information about Regis College Core Studies can be found here

Listed below are the degree requirements for completion of the B.S. in Sociology. Please note that recent course requirement updates might not be listed and you should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

Lower Division Requirements  (9 credit hours)
SO 200/SO 200C Introduction to Sociology
SO 204 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
SO 300 Writing as a Anthropologist/Sociologist
Upper Division Requirements  (27 credit hours)
Twenty-seven upper division semester hours of Sociology courses, which must include:
SO 403 Sociology Theory (3 ch)
SO 404 Methods of Social Research (3 ch)
SO 405 Stories with Numbers: Quantitative Analysis (3 ch)
SO 499 Majors Seminar (3 ch)
15 credit hours Upper Division Sociology Electives
TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 36 credit hours

How to Apply

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