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Bachelor of Arts

Sociology is the scientific study of society, human relationships and social behavior. Sociologists study the groups and social institutions people form as well as various social, religious, political and business organizations. They also study the behavior of and interaction among groups; trace their origin and growth; and analyze the influence of group activities on individual members.

As a sociology major, you will engage in a scientific study of human behavior, societal structures and how they influence and shape human behavior. During your academic career, you will utilize the sociological perspective with faculty and fellow students to critically examine the social world and your position in it at the individual, cultural, societal and global levels. Many sociology majors choose to strengthen their employability with a double-major in social work which can provide advance standing for a Master of Social Work degree.

High achieving students can choose to apply for membership as an Honors Program candidate.

With a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology degree, you are prepared to apply for graduate school in law, political science, demography, social health planning, counseling and similar programs. Upon completion of graduate studies, sociologists often design research projects; collect data through surveys, observations and interviews; analyze and draw conclusions from data; collaborate with other sociologists and social scientists; and consult with and advise clients, policymakers and other groups on research findings and sociological issues.

Learn more about a sociology major and the College of Social Sciences.