Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Kirstie E.
Kirstie E. Class of 2018, Military Veteran

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The BA in Sociology program includes four-week classes.
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Program Overview

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A background in sociology can enhance human interactions in just about any business or profession and provides excellent training for professions such as law enforcement, education, medicine, social work, and any field that involves investigative skills and working with diverse groups. The Bachelor of Arts in Sociology engages you in the study of social life, social change, and the causes and consequences of human behavior. 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.

Sociology addresses many of the most challenging issues of our time. It’s a rapidly expanding field and sociologists can assist in positive change by sharing their understanding of social inequality, patterns of behavior, forces for social change, and resistance and how social systems work.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • 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 social and macro social levels.

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