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Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Students majoring in sociology learn concepts, methods, theories and perspectives important to the study of social relationships, social structures, social institutions, and society. This field study allows students to gain practical as well as theoretical insight into human interaction. Students majoring in sociology are concerned with the study of social life and the causes and consequences of human behavior. Sociology includes study of each aspect of the self in relationships with others and each aspect of the social world that affects a person’s thoughts, actions and deeds.

Students majoring in sociology learn of the dynamics of group behavior, the power and potential of community groups, and the implication of marriage and the family. These students must also become familiar with the literature of social problems such as crime, violence, deviance, racism, and sexism.

Students graduating with a degree in sociology often find employment in social service agencies, law enforcement agencies, treatment centers, and rehabilitation facilities. Sociology majors are encouraged to consider further study at the graduate level.

Graduation Requirements:

This degree program requires at least 122 semester hours for completion.

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