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Sociology is the scientific study of human behavior, especially as it is influenced by social groups and culture. A distinctive feature of the program is the integration of theory and research utilizing significant computer applications.

The student electing sociology as a major must meet all requirements for the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.

Requirement Class Name Hours
Freshman Year   32
ENG 101 English Composition 3
ENG 102 English Composition 3
ENG 099 Writing Proficiency Exam 0
BIB 110 Introduction to the Old Testament 3
BIB 120 Introduction to the New Testament 3
     
SOC 205 Sociology: An Introduction to Global Context 3
or    
PHI 211 Introduction to Logic 3
     
MAT 207 Elementary Statistics 3
  Science Credits 7
  Modern Language or Electives 6
  Physical Education 1
Sophomore Year   31
ENG 211 World Masterpieces 3
     
ENG 212 Survey of British Literature 3
or    
ENG 213 Survey of American Literature 3
     
HIS 101-102 History of Western Civilization 6
or    
HIS 103-104 History of World Civilization I & II 6
or    
HIS 211-212 History of the United States 6
     
SOC 205 Sociology: An Introduction to Logic 3
or    
PHI 211 Introduction to Logic 3
     
  Sociology Electives 6
  Modern Language or Electives 6
  Physical Education 1
  Elective 3
Junior Year   31
SOC 312 Social Science Research Methods 3
SOC 315 Personality, Culture, & Socialization 3
SOC 325 Social Organization 3
SOC 342 Social Theory & Critical Thinking 3
  Fine Arts Credits 3
  Sociology Electives 3
  Minor Field Credits 9
  Physical Education Credit 1
  Elective 3
Senior Year   33
SOC 450 Seminar in Sociology 3
  Sociology Electives 6
  Minor Field Credits 9
  Electives 15

Sociology is the scientific study of human behavior, especially as it is influenced by social groups and culture. A distinctive feature of the program is the integration of theory and research utilizing significant computer applications.

The student electing sociology as a major must meet all requirements for the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.

Requirement Class Name Hours
Freshman Year   32
ENG 101 English Composition 3
ENG 102 English Composition 3
ENG 099 Writing Proficiency Exam 0
BIB 110 Introduction to the Old Testament 3
BIB 120 Introduction to the New Testament 3
     
SOC 205 Sociology: An Introduction to Global Context 3
or    
PHI 211 Introduction to Logic 3
     
MAT 207 Elementary Statistics 3
  Science Credits 7
  Modern Language or Electives 6
  Physical Education 1
Sophomore Year   31
ENG 211 World Masterpieces 3
     
ENG 212 Survey of British Literature 3
or    
ENG 213 Survey of American Literature 3
     
HIS 101-102 History of Western Civilization 6
or    
HIS 103-104 History of World Civilization I & II 6
or    
HIS 211-212 History of the United States 6
     
SOC 205 Sociology: An Introduction to Logic 3
or    
PHI 211 Introduction to Logic 3
     
  Sociology Electives 6
  Modern Language or Electives 6
  Physical Education 1
  Elective 3
Junior Year   31
SOC 312 Social Science Research Methods 3
SOC 315 Personality, Culture, & Socialization 3
SOC 325 Social Organization 3
SOC 342 Social Theory & Critical Thinking 3
  Fine Arts Credits 3
  Sociology Electives 3
  Minor Field Credits 9
  Physical Education Credit 1
  Elective 3
Senior Year   33
SOC 450 Seminar in Sociology 3
  Sociology Electives 6
  Minor Field Credits 9
  Electives 15

After the approval of their academic advisors in consultation with the appropriate department chair, freshman pre-law students with an acceptable ACT or SAT score may elect to enter the Three-Three Program. Ordinarily, a 26 ACT score or 1180 SAT score will qualify a student for the program. Such students are expected to maintain at least 3.25 GPA in their undergraduate work to remain competitive for early admission to the Mississippi College Law School. Students in this program should plan to take the LSAT as soon as possible after their sophomore year, but no later than the fall of their junior year, as an acceptable LSAT score is required for admission to the Mississippi College Law School. Acceptance into the Three-Three Program, however, does not automatically guarantee admission to the Mississippi College Law School.

Requirement Class Name Hours
Core Curriculum   46
Sociology Core   27
SOC 312 Social Science Research Methods 3
SOC 315 Personality, Culture, & Socialization 3
SOC 325 Social Organization 3
SOC 342 Social Theory & Critical Thinking 3
SOC 450 Seminar in Sociology 3
  Sociology Electives 12
Prelegal Courses   21
PHI 211 Introduction to Logic 3
PLE 201 Introduction to Law 3
PLE 326 Legal Research & Legal Bibliography 3
PLE 335 Legal Writing 3
PLE 350 Critical Thinking & the Law 3
PLS 407 American Constitutional Development I 3
PLS 408 American Constitutional Development II 3
General Electives   6
Total 3/3 Hours   100
Law School (First Year)   30
Total Program Hours   130

Social Work is the professional activity of helping individuals, families, groups, organizations or communities improve or recover their ability to function successfully in society. The mission of the Social Work Program at Mississippi College is to prepare students for entry level generalist social work practice with systems of all sizes and/or for continued study at the graduate level. The Social Work Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Recommended Schedule

Requirement Class Name Hours
University Core    46
Freshman Year - Fall   17
ENG 101 English Composition  3
BIB 110 Introduction to Old Testament 3
MAT 101 College Algebra 3
  One Laboratory Science 4
  Physical Education 1
  Elective 3
Freshman Year - Spring   16
ENG 102 English Composition 3
BIO 103 Human Biology 3
BIB 120 Introduction to the New Testament 3
SOC 205 Sociology: An Introduction in Global Context 3
  Fine Arts Credits 3
  Physical Education  1
Sophomore Year - Fall   16
ENG 211 World Masterpieces  3
or    
ENG 212 Survey of British Literature 3
or    
ENG 213 Survey of American Literature 3
     
HIS 101 History of Western Civilization 3
or    
HIS 211 History of the United States 3
     
PSY 201 Introduction to Psychology (Genearl Psychology) 3
SWK 209 Contemporary Social Problems 3
  Physical Education 1
  Electives 3
Sophomore Year - Spring   18
ENG 211 World Masterpieces 3
or    
ENG 212 Survey of British Literature 3
or    
ENG 213 Survey of American Literature 3
     
HIS 102 History of Western Civilization 3
or    
HIS 212 History of the United States 3
     
SWK 225 Introduction to Social Work & Social Welfare 3
     
PLS 201 American National Government 3
or    
PLS 202 State & Local Government 3
     
  Electives 6
Junior Year - Fall   18
MAT 207 Elementary Statistics 3
or    
PSY 301 Psychological Statistics 3
     
PSY 423 Abnormal Psychology 3
SWK 331 Generalist Practice I 3
SWK 333 Human Behavior & Social Environment I 3
  Electives 6
Junior Year - Spring   18
SOC 312 Social Science Research Methods 3
SWK 334 Human Behavior & Social Environment II 3
SWK 332 Generalist Practice II 3
SWK 422 Human Diversity & Social Justice 3
  Electives 6
Senior Year - Fall   15
SWK 433 Generalist Practice III 3
SWK 434 Generalist Practice IV 3
SWK 426 Social Welfare Policy & Programs 3
  Electives 6
Senior Year - Spring   12
SWK 448 Senior Seminar 3
SWK 450 Social Work Practicum 9
Total Hours   130

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