Sociology

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology


"The sociological imagination allows us to grasp history and biography and the relations between the two within society. That is its task and its promise."- C. Wright Mills

The study of Sociology prepares students for meaningful, satisfying careers in increasingly complex world and rapidly changing global environment. Through the study of society, one develops an appreciation of diversity, a solid knowledge about human behavior, social organization, and culture, as well as well-honed writing, speaking, and research skills.

in addition to helping us better understand ourselves and the motivations of others around us, the study of Sociology also helps us look more objectively at the society in which we live. We come to understand how the parts of society fit together, as well as the many consequences and causes of social change.

What can I do with a degree in Sociology?

From the ASA (American Sociology Association):

  • Sociologists become high school teachers or faculty in colleges and universities, advising students, conducting research, and publishing their work. Over 3000 colleges offer sociology courses.
  • Sociologists enter the corporate, non-profit, and government worlds as directors of research, policy analysts, consultants, human resource managers, and program managers.
  • Practicing sociologists with advanced degrees may be called research analysts, survey researchers, gerontologists, statisticians, urban planners, community developers, criminologists, or demographers.
  • Some MA and PhD sociologists obtain specialized training to become counselors, therapists, or program directors in social service agencies.

Today, sociologists embark upon literally hundreds of career paths. Although teaching and conducting research remains the dominant activity among the thousands of professional sociologists today, other forms of employment are growing both in number and significance. In some sectors, sociologists work closely with economists, political scientists, anthropologists, psychologists, social workers, and others, reflecting a growing appreciation of sociology's contributions to interdisciplinary analysis and action

Degree Requirements

LOWER-DIVISION
Course                   Title                                                       
SOC 101                Introduction to Sociology               
SOC 250                Social Problems                                

UPPER-DIVISION
Course                   Title                                                      
SOC 345                Sociological Theory                          
SOC 350                Research Methods in Sociology     
SOC 480                Senior Experience in Sociology        
SOC 3xx-4xx           Sociology Electives