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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
Sociology is the analytical study of human groups and societies-how they develop, how they are structured, and how they function. Like human society itself, the field of sociology is extremely broad. Sociologists study the social world, from small groups of friends and families to formal organizations, such as universities and corporations, to entire nations. In addition, scholars of sociology look at social relationships and interactions, at power and conflict, at the structures that hold societies together, and at how those societies change. Sociology is the analytical study of the development, structure, and function of human groups and societies. It is concerned with the scientific understanding of human behavior as it relates to, and as a consequence of, interaction within groups. The undergraduate program in the Department of Sociology provides a broad understanding of human society for students in every field and integrated programs for majors in sociology. Careers: Recent graduates with bachelor’s degrees in sociology are found in all the pursuits traditionally open to liberal-arts graduates-especially social service, management, marketing, teaching, library, and research-statistics occupations in industries related to health, education, business, government, and the environment. Some graduates seek additional training in graduate professional schools of social work, business administration, and law. A bachelor’s degree alone is seldom sufficient to allow a person to enter a professional career as a sociologist. Students who seek careers as social scientists enter graduate programs in sociology or related fields.