Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Wayne State's major or minor in sociology prepares students for professional careers such as law, medicine, public policy, academia, government, politics and the non-profit sector. Using the skills common to the liberal arts major, students gain important career competencies including critical thinking, complex problem solving, information literacy, quantitative reasoning, self-awareness, writing abilities and engagement in the social world.

The field of sociology offers a range of research techniques and theoretical lenses that can be applied to important social topics such as health and illness, gender, race and ethnicity, inequality and globalization.

Any student who satisfies the requirements for university admissions can major in sociology. Before you declare a major/minor, it is advisable that students have completed 45 to 60 credits and meet with our undergraduate advisor to learn more about the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology requirements and curriculum.

Why study sociology?

Accelerated graduate degree

Qualified students who wish to complete a thesis and embark on a challenging course of study can earn your master's and bachelor's simultaneously through the Accelerated Graduate Enrollment (AGRADE) program.

Career insights

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