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Sociology/Behavioral Science Curriculum

The sociology/behavioral science curriculum helps you understand culture and society, experience social science research methods and develop skills and knowledge to live in a global society with varying social system structures. The broad curriculum provides you with a strong foundation for employment or graduate school.

Courses cover topics such as social problems, research methods, conflict transformation and peacebuilding, families in social context, elders and the community, death and dying, healthcare systems, environmental sustainability, profiles of cultures, and race, class and gender. Courses are offered in day and evening times for your convenience.

Admission & Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

A Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Behavioral Science degree requires 44-47 credits. You also must complete the university’s core curriculum requirements. Sociology/behavioral science majors are not required to do an internship, but internship, research or independent study opportunities are strongly encouraged. For more information see the sociology/behavioral science curriculum sheet. 

Complete degree requirements and a listing of courses are available in the Undergraduate Bulletin or download the curriculum sheet for more information. 

Some academic programs require a GPA higher than is required for general admission to Mount Mary University. Contact your admission counselor for more information.

Anthropology/Sociology Minor Requirements

Being able to understand diverse people is an essential skill in the global workplace. Through the anthropology/sociology minor, you’ll learn to analyze how humans organize social structures and what it means for the development of new cultural characteristics. The anthropology/sociology minor requires a minimum of 21 credits.  Download the curriculum sheet for more details on requirements and courses for this minor.

Psychology Minor Requirements

A minor in psychology will provide you insight into biological and social foundations of thought and behavior, a well as teach you how to apply psychological principles to human interaction and other aspects of everyday life. A psychology minor is an excellent complement to majors in helping professions such as art therapy, justice, occupational therapy, social work and sociology/behavioral science. Download the curriculum sheet for more details on requirements and courses for this minor.

Peacebuilding Certificate Requirements

The peacebuilding pre-baccalaureate certificate offers students a unique specialization in handling conflict situations, developing appropriate strategies to respond to conflict and understanding the influence values, beliefs and goals have on conflict and peacebuilding. See more details on peacebuilding certificate requirements.