Sociology is the scientific study of human society and patterns of social behavior. It is concerned with social structures and processes, including groups, organizations, societies, institutions, social-cultural change, socialization, social interaction and social relationships.
USAO has a designated pre-medical advisor who receives information concerning the entrance requirements of medical colleges. The pre-med advisor will help those students whose interests lie in this area to plan their program for each trimester they are in college, regardless of what major they may choose. The pre-medical student should secure the approval of the pre-medical advisor each time the student enrolls.
USAO has a designated pre-dental advisor who receives information concerning the entrance requirements of the dental colleges and who will help students plan their program for each trimester they are in college, regardless of what major they may choose.
Pre-nursing students seeking to receive the bachelor of science degree as well as becoming registered nurses will be applying to enter two clinical years at a college of nursing after completing two years of designated academic courses on the USAO campus.
Students preparing for veterinary medicine enroll at USAO with the assistance of the pre-veterinary medical advisor. The advisor will not only help plan their schedules each trimester, but will guide them in the application for admission to a college of veterinary medicine.
In the psychology program at USAO, we employ a diverse range of methodologies in our pursuit of a better understanding of human thought and behavior. While practicality demands that a particular study should focus on particular variables, we realize that real behaviors result from a complex web of interacting influences.
A major in natural science is designed to accommodate a student’s broader interest in the areas of science. This major is appropriate for students desiring to continue their education in a variety of science or medically-related fields. These fields include the health professions, teaching at various levels, agricultural pursuits, law, economics, government positions, industrial research and other opportunities.