2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jun 18, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

Sociology, AA


**THIS PROGRAM IS NOT CURRENTLY ADMITTING NEW STUDENTS.**

Program Description

An Associate of Arts Degree in Sociology prepares students for articulation or transfer to a baccalaureate degree program. The student who earns this degree typically has a career that involves dealing with people, often working for large businesses or organizations or in community service, public relations, teaching, or research.

Students may also want to consider continuing toward a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership at the Lake Campus or continuing with their Sociology degree at the Dayton campus.

Admission Requirements

You are expected to satisfy all “success marker” courses, grades, and GPAs as specified. This suggested plan for two-year graduation does not replace regular advising appointments. Some course offerings may change.

Program Learning Objectives

Students pursuing an Associate of Arts in Sociology will learn to:
- develop competency in research, survey creation, theory application, problem analysis, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and written communication.
- prepare for entry-level employment or matriculation into a sociology baccalaureate degree program.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates with an Associate of Arts in Sociology can:
- demonstrate competency in research, survey creation, theory application, problem analysis, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and written communication.
- gain entry-level employment or matriculate into a sociology baccalaureate degree program.

Program Requirements:


I. Wright State Core: 38 Hours


Element 1: Communication: 6 Hours


Element 2: Mathematics: 3 Hours


Element 3: Global Traditions: 6 Hours


Element 4: Arts/Humanities: 3 Hours


Element 5: Social Sciences: 6 Hours


Required

Element 6: Natural Sciences: 8 Hours


Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours


Multicultural Competence (MC)


Two Multicultural Competence (MC) Core courses are required

Writing Across the Curriculum (IW)


Two Integrated Writing (IW) Core courses are required

II. Departmental Requirements: 12 Hours


III. Related Requirements: 9-11 Hours


  • Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Beginning Language Course (1010 level) Credit Hour(s): 3-4*
  • Beginning Language Course (1020 level) Credit Hour(s): 3-4*

IV. Electives: 0-1 Hour(s)


Total: 60-61 Hours


*Through 1020 level (1010, 1020) of one language:  Spanish, French, German, Greek, Latin, Chinese, American Sign Language, or other. Students taking American Sign Language should be advised that ASL 1010 and 1020 meet for (4) rather than (3) credit hours each.

Graduation Planning Strategy


The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.