Bachelor of Science in Sociology

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Sociology degree program, part of the Department of Applied Social Sciences, develops strong analytic skills and a broad knowledge of human relations and social systems. The discipline provides useful tools for a variety of careers in law, business, social work, criminal justice, and policy impact analysis, among others. For example, pre-law students may wish to take courses in the sociology of law, criminology and criminal justice, and deviance and social control. Students pursuing careers in business may wish to take courses in the sociology of work, business and society, formal organizations, technology, and law.

Students who complete the bachelor’s degree in Sociology will be able to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of core sociological theories and theoretical perspectives consistent with established disciplinary standards for undergraduate majors and concentrators in sociology.
  • Proficiency in sociological research methods and forms of inquiry that yield results appropriate for quantitative and qualitative data analysis.
  • Familiarity with core themes, concepts, and empirical research in two topical areas of specialization within sociology (e.g., the sociology of work and occupations).
  • Proficiency in identifying and conducting literature reviews of valid sources of scholarly research, knowledge, and information.
  • Effectiveness in written and oral communication consistent with standard academic styles and formats (e.g., research paper using APA style guide; oral presentation of research project).


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