Students majoring in Sociology have an abiding curiosity about the social world and a desire to help people and improve society. A Bachelor of Science in Sociology provides a solid foundation of knowledge and skills needed to understand and address real-world social issues and problems, and gives students opportunities to explore a wide range of social topics. The Sociology major combines instruction in theory, methods, and topical courses that cover a range of sociological subjects and current social issues. Sociology students are also encouraged to engage with sociological research and practice through inspiring learning initiatives, faculty-student mentoring, and internships.
A Bachelor of Science in Sociology is an excellent choice for students aspiring to attend graduate school and is a strong foundation for a wide range of careers, including nonprofit community services, social work, health care and nursing, law and law enforcement, education, public policy, public health, organizational management and entrepreneurialism, experiential design, marketing, human resources, and journalism.
Marketable Skills Acquired with a BS in Sociology include:
Being aware of other’s beliefs and behaviors and understanding why they believe and behave as they do
Data analysis and interpretation
Developing and utilizing visual aids, graphs, tables, and charts