Bachelor of Arts

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. A major or a minor serves as helpful preparation for students interested in professional careers such as law, medicine, and public policy as well as 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.

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 academic advisor to learn more about the bachelor of arts in sociology requirements and curriculum.