Get your B.A. in Sociology

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About the Major

Sociology studies the ways that social structures and interactions shape human life. In this major, you will study society’s origins, functions, and problems, focusing on relations among people, groups, classes, organizations and cultures.

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Understand social institutions and practices, ranging from small groups to nations

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Study topics ranging from social inequality, religion, crime, popular culture, and sports

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Learn quantitative and qualitative research methods, from large surveys to in-depth interviewing


This degree will provide you a foundation for careers in many professional fields, such as law, criminal justice, health, and social service.

  • Sociologist
  • Demographer
  • Human services worker
  • Labor relations specialist
  • Community relations director
  • Medical worker


Sample courses include:

  • SOC 375: Quantitative Reasoning in Sociology
  • SOC 303: Health and Society
  • SOC 313: Social Movements and Activism
  • SOC 338: Guns in America
  • SOC 459: Sociology of Gender

Ready to learn more?

Get in touch with an SBS advisor:

Allison Ewing-Cooper

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