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.