1. To teach students the concepts, theories, and methods of the behavioral and social services.
2. To introduce students to the basic social processes of society, social institutions and patterns of social behavior.
3. To train students to understand and to interpret objectively the role of social processes, social institutions and social interactions in their lives.
4. To enable students to cope effectively with the socio-cultural and interpersonal processes of a constantly changing complex society.
5. To train students for positions in criminal justice, gerontology, social science and social welfare.
6. To prepare students for graduate study.
7. To strengthen the marketable expertise in quantitative analysis and computer applications in advertising, demography, marketing and the social sciences.
The program requires a minimum of 120 semester hours for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology. This includes the general education and institutional requirements, sociology required courses and sociology electives.