Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 
    Apr 16, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology: Community Studies (BA.SOC.CMS)

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Students in the Sociology program will be prepared for careers in many fields, graduate school, and participation in society. Our students will graduate with an appreciation of the connection between individual experiences and the social forces in society.


  1. Graduates will be prepared to enter a wide range of occupations and graduate education opportunities.
  2. Graduates will actively acquire an appreciation for diversity and develop a more diverse world view.
  3. Graduates will develop an applied understanding of the social, cultural, and political dynamics affecting relationships between groups, organizations, institutions, and nations.
  4. Graduates will develop the ability to use the sociological imagination to view social life from various perspectives.
  5. Graduates will develop the ability to utilize the research tools of sociology for the critical evaluation of contemporary society.

BA in Sociology with a Concentration in Community Studies

This concentration will actively engage students in community organization and civic articipation. By combining the traditional classroom setting with service-learning and community service internships, students will obtain the conceptual tools and practical field experiences necessary for civic leadership and active participation in democratic communities. Students will also gain experience in grant writing and will work with Castleton’s Stafford Center for the Support and Study of the Community.

and complete 12 credits in related work (approved by the coordinator)

(Credits required for the major: 43 cr)

And complete the university's Gen Ed requirements

Click here  to review the Gen Ed requirements

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