Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
Explore the Science of Human Relationships
The Bachelor of Arts in Sociology engages you in the study of social life, social change, and the causes and consequences of human behavior. Sociology addresses many of the most challenging issues of our time. Sociologists can assist in positive change by sharing their understanding of social inequality, patterns of behavior, forces for social change, resistance, and how social systems work.
Designed for working adults, the program is hands-on with an emphasis on real-world skills taught by experienced NU faculty. By applying research, theory, and knowledge about social relationships, you’ll learn to understand the structure of groups, organizations, and societies. You’ll explore human relationships from those as close as the intimate family to those as broad as global interactions between nations.
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Program Learning Outcomes
As a graduate of National University’s BA in Sociology program, students will be able to:
- Identify and distinguish between sociological research methods
- Describe the roles of individuals and groups in the social construction of reality
- Apply major sociological theories to real world situations
- Identify the roles of gender, race, ethnicity, and social class in social change at the micro- and macro-social levels
- Develop strong analytical skills and the ability to understand issues from different perspectives
- Explore a range of research techniques to apply to various aspects of social life
According to a study* by the Bureau of Labor & Statistics, sociology graduates can go on to many diverse career paths in a variety of fields, including:
- Social work
To learn more about career opportunities and benefits of a bachelor’s in sociology, read our post: What Can You Do With Bachelor’s in Sociology.
* SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics, on the internet, at https://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2017/article/liberal-arts.htm (viewed May 6, 2021) Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.
Students are required to complete a capstone project as part of the degree program. Students should refer to the section on undergraduate admission procedures for specific information regarding admission and evaluation.
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Prerequisites for the Major
- 2 courses; 9 quarter units
|SOC 100*||Principles of Sociology||ENG 100 and ENG 101|
|MTH 210*||Probability and Statistics||Accuplacer * May be used to meet a General Education requirement.|
Requirements for the Major
- 9 courses; 40.5 quarter units
|SOC 344||Marriage, Sex and the Family||ENG 100 and ENG 101|
|SOC 443||Sociology of Deviance||ENG 100, ENG 101, and SOC 100|
|SOC 385||Methods of Social Inquiry||ENG 100, ENG 101, and SOC 100|
|SOC 455||Organizational Sociology||ENG 100, ENG 101, and SOC 100|
|SOC 365||Classical Social Theory||SOC 100 and ILR 260|
|SOC 500||Cultural Pluralism in the USA||ENG 100 and ENG 101|
|SOC 375||Contemporary Social Theory||ENG 100, ENG 101 and SOC 100|
|SOC 540||Power and Social Change||ENG 100 and ENG 101|
|SOC 499||** Sociology Senior Project||SOC 100 and ENG 240 or equivalent|
|** SOC 499||Is taken toward the end of the program after completion of the 40.5 units of required courses for the major, and after completion of six or more electives.||N/A|
Additionally, students must complete a minimum of seven courses (31.5 quarter units) of upper-division electives from the courses listed in the course catalog.
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