Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

You want to know why people do what they do—as individuals, families, communities and societies. You’re interested in discovering how they work together and establish common behavior, culture and values, and you want to apply that knowledge to benefit and serve everyone in a significant way. 

The curriculum for our B.A. in Sociology emphasizes the practical and applied aspects of sociology. You’ll learn research techniques and how to apply your knowledge from faculty members with extensive experience in the field. The degree will give you the foundation to pursue a career in family planning, substance abuse rehabilitation, crisis intervention, social service agencies, and many other areas. 

You’ll choose from one of three tracks:

  • Health and Community Services

  • Counseling Services 

  • Security Services

To get the hands-on experience you need, you’ll be strongly encouraged to participate in an internship while you study.

Students in the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology degree program will examine human behavior as it exists in an individual, and in groups, organizations and communities. Emphasis is placed on the practical and applied aspects of sociology.  Students are encouraged to examine their world and how they behave as an individuals and members of groups, while investigating issues of race, gender, ethnicity, social class, and sexuality. All courses require students to meet the standards set forth by the American Sociology Association in the areas of ethics, integrity, social responsibility, and respect for people’s rights, dignity, and diversity.

Graduates can pursue a career in community action programs or as parole and probation workers, case workers, program managers and geriatric care workers. Students may also choose to pursue graduate study in sociology, criminal justice, psychology, law, social work, or counseling.

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