Sociology

Sociology examines how individuals, groups and institutions affect each other in a variety of social settings, from the most intimate setting to global international settings. Societal inequities due to age, social class, disability, ethnicity, gender, race and sexual orientation are central issues in the discipline. Sociology provides the student with the tools to evaluate theories and research about group behaviors and activities as well as how people behave in groups. The discipline also applies research findings to the development and assessment of social programs and policies. Undergraduates in sociology can enter a variety of fields such as community service programs, health care, human resources, electronic media, leisure management, marketing and survey research, policing, public administration and urban planning.

The department offers a special program that prepares students for social work licensing. The Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing has approved the curriculum for the Wisconsin Social Work Training Certificate. An extensive internship of 400 hours is required. This program can be taken by both Sociology and Psychology majors. Following graduation from Stritch, students must apply to the State of Wisconsin for a Social Work Training Certificate, and then pass state and national exams to become a certified social worker (CSW).

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Program Details

●  Credits: 120
●  Tuition/Semester: $14,422 (2017-18)
●  Tuition/Year: $28,844 (2017-18)
Sociology Major: 36 credits (33 department credits, 3 auxiliary credits)
Required courses for major: SC 101, 304, 380, 401, 403 and six elective courses in sociology
Required auxiliary course for major: MT 120 with a minimum grade of “C.”
 
Major In Sociology With Social Work Training Certificate Preparation: 48 or 51 credits (42 department credits, 6 or 9 auxiliary credits)
Required courses for major: SC 101, 210, 211, 212, 216, 304, 380, 401, 403 and five elective courses in sociology.
Required auxiliary courses for major: MT 120 and PS 190 OR MT 120 and PS 101, 220, 221, and 223.
 
NOTE: Auxiliary courses are required courses which do not have the major department designation and are therefore not reflected in the number of department credits required for the major or minor. Auxiliary courses may be used for other degree requirements, such as for general education (core) or elective requirements.

Sociology Minor: 21 credits
Required courses: SC 101, 304, and five elective courses in sociology
 
Education Certification With Sociology Minor: 24 credits
Required courses for a sociology minor for secondary education licensure: SC 101, 203, 380, and five elective courses in sociology
 
Required sociology courses for Social Studies Minor for Elementary Teachers with Sociology emphasis: SC 101, 380, 201 or one approved sociology elective course

 

Transfer Credits You Already Earned

A total of 120 semester credits are required for graduation, with at least 30 major course credits taken at Cardinal Stritch University. A maximum of 90 credits may be transferred from another accredited degree-granting institution and applied to fulfill major course requirements.

In the admission process you will need to provide transcripts from each college or university you attended. We will review the courses you already took to find out what will transfer to Stritch. Download our guide that explains credit acquisition or view a list of institutions we partnered with to establish articulation agreements.

Admission Requirements


Freshman Applicants

  • Complete the Admissions Application
    Submit the admissions application which is free to complete online.
  • Request Transcripts
    Have official high school transcripts delivered directly to the Office of Admissions from your school. We will also review GED scores of 250 or above.
  • Send ACT or SAT Scores
    Provide an official score report from the ACT or SAT. High school graduates out of school for over one year do not need to submit scores.
  • Information for International Students
    If your prior education was not conducted in English, you must demonstrate proficiency with acceptable scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or an ESL program. Review the language and academic requirements to know if you are prepared for studying at Stritch. Review the We can also help you obtain an F-1 student visa.

Transfer Student Applicants

  • Complete the Admissions Application 
    Submit the  admissions application which is free to complete online.
  • Request Transcripts
    Have official transcripts from each college or university delivered directly to the Office of Admissions. 
  • Information for International Students
    If your prior education was not conducted in English, you must demonstrate proficiency with acceptable scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or an ESL program. Review the  language and academic requirements to know if you are prepared for studying at Stritch. Review the We can also help you  obtain an F-1 student visa.

Contact Admissions


Our counselors know that each student is unique, which is why they are ready to help you throughout the entire process. Get started by reaching out to the Office of Admissions.

Office of Admissions 

6801 N. Yates Road
Milwaukee, WI 53217 
Phone: (414) 410-4040 or (800) 347-8822
Email: admissions@stritch.edu  

Funding Your Education

The undergraduate degree programs are competitively priced to make your education affordable. Our counselors in the Financial Aid Office know how to help students locate all options available for funding their education. Learn more about our tuition and the financial aid process.
 

Alumni Network

Students, families, and employers know Stritch as a university that helps students find their mission, develop new skills, gain relevant career experience, and expand their professional networks. With a network of more than 34,000 graduates, our alumni are successful in their roles at nonprofits, schools, small companies, health care organizations, corporations, and entrepreneurial ventures.

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