Sociology Program

Spring 2021 Senior Comprehensive Exam

Sign up for the Department of Sociology & Criminology Spring 2021 Senior Comprehensive exam via email to Ms. Joanna Bonner at joanna.bonner@howard.edu with information provided in the format below:

  •  Subject Line: 2021 Spring Comp Exam
  • Name on File
  • Student ID #
  • Major: Sociology or Criminology
  • Expected Graduation Date
  • SUBMIT FROM Bison.Howard.edu Email Address

 Please Note: Sign Up begins February 15, 2021 through March 15, 2021! No exceptions or late submissions will be accepted. Submissions from personal email addresses will not be excepted.

Exam Date: March 27, 2021 on Blackboard

 Students Will Receive Study Guide & Details via email upon receipt of above requested information

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Sociology Program - Overview and Objectives

Sociology is the study of social life and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. It investigates the structure of groups, organizations and societies, their informal development and interaction.

Since all human behavior is social, the subject matter of sociology ranges from the intimate family to the hostile mob; from crime to religion; from divisions of race, gender and social class to a shared belief of a common culture.

Courses such as research methods, statistics, sociological theory, computer-based social science research and social organization and demographic analysis, equip student for employment in a wide range of occupations in the public, non-profit, and private sector.

Our Objectives

  • To introduce students to a broad spectrum of sociological knowledge, including its perspective, its history and its uses.
  • To present sociology in a systematic and scholarly manner, while offering the maximum social insight and self-understanding.
  • To emphasize the applicability of sociological knowledge to everyday life.
  • To provide students with the analytical and conceptual skills needed to understand the complex social problems of today's world and to propose logical solutions.
  • To prepare students for graduate and professional school through their theory and research experience.

Opportunities include fields such as social research, the health professions, business, social service, and data processing.

Sociology is also a popular undergraduate major for students planning to further studies in such professions as law, business, education, social work and public administration.

Professional recruiters are interested in well-rounded students with good analytical and communication skills.

Course Descriptions

SOCI-001 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY. 3 credits.

Basic concepts in sociology; the nature and functioning of groups, the individual and the group; social processes; social change.

SOCI-020 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 credits.

The development of human nature and personality as products of social interaction and culture.

Sociology Program Guide