Bachelor of Arts
Sociology is the scientific study of society: the social lives of individuals, groups, culture, and major social institutions. It covers both the impact of individuals on society and of society on the individuals living within it. The major prepares students for a career in a variety of fields as well as providing a foundation for graduate school.
Upon graduation, students majoring in sociology will demonstrate an understanding of sociological theory within its historical context; will be able to scientifically measure and utilize basic sociological concepts such as social structure, social change, culture and socialization, stratification based on various social demographics, and social interaction; will understand the reciprocal relationship between individuals and society, and the ethical issues and standards involved in the study of human interactions; and will think critically, evaluate underlying assumptions, and generalize appropriately.