Sociology, B.A.

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This program is offered by the Sociology Department

Program Description

Students who major in sociology acquire a firm understanding of the complex social structures and processes that connect their private lives and experiences to their present society as well as to the multi-varied characteristics of global society. Students become adept in logical and analytical reasoning, social scientific inquiry, a socio/historical consciousness, and an understanding of the relationship between social inequality and matters of social justice.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Students acquire the sociological perspective with its three central aspects: the link between private troubles and public issues (i.e., The individual experience and the larger social processes); the preeminence of social structures and their influence; and the value of empirical analysis.
  2. Students gain a liberal education characterized by: literacy; numeracy; skills in abstract logical thinking; historical consciousness; understanding science and scientific inquiry; values and their relationship to a variety of life situations; and international and multicultural experience.
  3. Students develop knowledge and analytical skills necessary for successful careers in community agencies, government, private employment, and non-profit organizations.
  4. cStudents develop knowledge and analytical skills necessary for successful careers in community agencies, government, private employment, and non-profit organizations.
  5. Students acquire a foundation for graduate and professional education.