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Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
Sociology investigates how communities are formed and maintained and how people resist social conventions and inequalities. Drexel's BA in Sociology trains students to study the interplay between institutions and individuals to better understand how one’s life is shaped by society. Students also develop strong skills in critical thinking, research design, research methods, data analysis, writing and public speaking in order to address contemporary social challenges. The sociology major at Drexel University has three components: theory, methods, substantive coursework and features specialized coursework relating to social justice issues. Sociology is the systematic study of societies. Society is the sum total of individual and group interaction and relations, from small groups and families to global networks and complex social organizations. The discipline covers a wide variety of fields of inquiry. Sociologists examine structural relations - how human society is organized from small groups to large institutions—and is committed to developing a critical understanding of these relationships. Thus the sociology major stresses theory, research methods, quantitative and qualitative data analysis as applied to a wide variety of substantive areas including but not limited to social inequality, political power, gender, class, race, ethnicity, family, crime, technology and environmental change as well as a wide variety of social and political movements connected with social change. The stress on critical understanding means that sociology majors will strive not only to develop strong analytic abilities but an intellectual and ethical engagement reflected in sociologically informed thinking and action. The research and analytical skills developed in our program are sought after by a wide variety of professions.