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  Dec 15, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

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Sociology (B.S.) - Human Resources Specialization



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Program Coordinator/Contact
Mary Emery, Department Head
Department of Sociology and Rural Studies
Hansen Hall 004
605-688-4132
E-mail: mary.emery@sdstate.edu
www.sdstate.edu/sociology-rural-studies
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Program Information
Graduates in the human resources specialization work in employee recruitment, personnel management, customer relations, marketing, and sales. Students take Business, Economics, and Psychology electives. An internship is strongly encouraged.

Student Learning Outcomes
Students majoring in Sociology with a Human Resources specialization will:

  • develop skills in applying the Sociological Imagination to understanding and addressing social issues.
  • develop the ability to apply critical thinking skills to understanding society, social and work related organizations, social structures and the interaction of people and groups within a social context.
  • develop and implement a sociological practice by identifying careers related to human resources, civic, and volunteer opportunities, and developing capacity to apply sociological principles, methods, and theories to addressing social issues, particularly as they relate to work environments.
  • develop skills in communicating sociological information through writing and speaking, particularly in relation to work environments.
  • develop the skills and understanding to apply sociological theories to current and past social problems and public issues.
  • develop and apply skills in collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data.
  • understand and apply basic ethical principles in the study of society and in applying sociological and human resources-related approaches.
  • understand and develop skills related to the sociological, psychological, management, and or/or economic aspects of Human Resources practices and regulations.

Academic Requirements

  • A minimum GPA of 2.2 and at least a C in all major courses is required.
  • A Grade of C or better in all major courses.
  • No SOC class may be used for the major AND the CJUS minor.

Course Delivery Format
The program offers coursework on campus, on-line, and at attendance centers around the state.

Requirements for Sociology Major - Human Resources Specialization: 120 Credits


Bachelor of Science in Arts and Sciences

System General Education Requirements


College of Arts and Sciences Requirements


Bachelor of Science Requirements: 13+

  • Natural Sciences  Credits: 10+
    • Any two lab sciences.
    • Coursework must include 2 prefixes.
    • MATH and STATS courses do not count toward the science requirement.
  • A&S 111 - Introduction to Global Citizenship and Diversity Credits: 3  
  • One declared minor outside of the major prefix OR a second major OR a teaching specialization. The minor may be a traditional minor within one department or it may be interdisciplinary involving more than one department. The minor can be in a different college. The minor must be declared no later than the student’s third semester of enrollment.
  • Capstone course in the major discipline
  • Upper division coursework Credits: 33

System General Education and/or major coursework may satisfy some or all of the above requirements. Consult program advisor for details. See the College of Arts and Sciences for additional information about Bachelor of Arts specifications.

Electives


Taken as needed to complete any additional degree requirements.

Total Required Credits: 120


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