Sociology Degree Programs
The Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science degrees in sociology provide students with broad exposure to the theories, method research methods, and substantive areas of the discipline. Students complete coursework in social theory, research methods, and specialty areas such as crime and society or children and families. Students have the option of completing a traditional track in sociology or one designed to provide preparation for work in applied sociology/human service organizations.
Sociology Mission Statement
The program mission is to provide students with a broad exposure to the theories, methods, and substantive areas of the discipline through a combination of required and elective courses that encourage and reward academic excellence. Second, and more specifically, the program mission includes providing rigorous, challenging courses in social theory, research skills, and specialized course work that will prepare students for a variety of careers in diverse areas such as social services, government agencies and business. The third dimension of the program mission is that the B.A. in sociology will serve as a strong foundation for graduate work in sociology as well as in other professional fields such as social work, public administration, law, and business.
Do you want to learn more about sociology?
- The Traditional Sociology Track
- The Applied Sociology/Human Services Track
Students may select (but it is not required) one or both of the specialty content areas to complete
- Children and Families
- Crime & Society
A degree in sociology prepares students for a variety of careers in areas such as social work, social and human services, criminal justice, and health services administration. The B.A. degree also serves as a foundation for graduate work in sociology, as well as in other professional fields such as social work, public administration, law, and business.