Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching Sociology

We offer a Teaching Sociology 18 credit hour certificate, available to students enrolled in a UNCG graduate degree program as well as students who have completed a Bachelor’s degree and wish to enroll at UNCG as a certificate status student.  Since the requirements to teach Sociology at the college level are frequently 18 hours of graduate course work, this certificate aims to satisfy those employment requirements, and to prepare graduates to teach Sociology at the college level.

The Curriculum:

  • SOC 614 – Sociological Theory (3 credit hours)
  • SOC 616 – Research Methods (3 credit hours)
  • SOC 618 – Data Analysis (3 credit hours)
  • SOC 646 – Teaching Sociology (3 credit hours)
  • Two electives from the following Sociology Seminars (SOC 651, SOC 653, SOC 601, SOC 571, SOC 640) (6 credit hours)
  • No Electives from other departments

All graduate certificate students will learn to:

  • Evaluate, synthesize, analyze, and apply sociological theories at different levels of analysis (i.e., micro, meso, and macro,
  • Communicate to others coherent, sociological analysis of the social world in both written and spoken forms,
  • Apply, evaluate, and adapt research designs to investigate sociological questions,
  • Formulate hypotheses, analyze data, and present findings in a professionally appropriate form, and
  • Demonstrate a competency in pedagogical strategies and effective teaching techniques


For more information contact:

Director of Graduate Studies
Dr. Cindy Brooks Dollar
Office 329 Graham

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