At a Glance: program details
Required Courses (Major Map)
Sociology is the study of social life, social change and the social causes and consequences of human behavior.
The BS program in sociology offers courses on contemporary social phenomena (i.e., crime, population trends and technology) as well as on the exploration of social institutions such as family, health, sports, law and the workplace. Students develop proficiency in written communication, computer skills, statistical analysis and research methodology.
In addition to the guidelines in the Concurrent Program Options section below, students interested in pursuing concurrent or second baccalaureate degrees in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are advised to visit the college's website for more information and requirements.
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
ASU is committed to helping students thrive by offering tools that allow personalization of the transfer path to ASU. Students may use the Transfer Map search to outline a list of recommended courses to take prior to transfer.
ASU has transfer partnerships in Arizona and across the country to create a simplified transfer experience for students. These pathway programs include exclusive benefits, tools and resources, and help students save time and money in their college journey. Students may learn more about these programs by visiting the admission site: https://admission.asu.edu/transfer/pathway-programs.
Change of Major Requirements
A current ASU student has no additional requirements for changing majors.
Students should refer to https://changingmajors.asu.edu for information about how to change a major to this program.
An undergraduate degree in sociology provides excellent preparation for future graduate work in:
- health-related professions
- social work and counseling
- sociological research
The degree also prepares undergraduates for direct entry into positions in:
- social service
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
- Growth: 4.2%
- Median Salary*: 59200
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
- Growth: 2.5%
- Median Salary*: 59860
- Growth: 1.9%
- Median Salary*: 39990
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
Students explore different cultures and social dynamics when studying abroad and also develop in-demand professional skills such as teamwork and problem-solving. Students can stay on track academically while earning ASU credit over winter or spring break trips. Among the opportunities available are home stays, which allow students to make connections with families in other countries. More information is available on the Global Education website.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recommends these programs for students majoring in sociology.
ASU offers this program in an online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year. Applicants may view the program description and request more information here.
Accelerated bachelor's and master's degree programs are designed for high-achieving undergraduate students who want the opportunity to combine undergraduate coursework with graduate coursework to accelerate completion of their master's degree. These programs, featuring the same high-quality curriculum taught by ASU's world-renowned faculty, allow students to obtain both a bachelor's and a master's degree in as little as five years.
Accelerated bachelor's degree programs allow students to choose either a 2.5- or a 3-year path while participating in the same high-quality educational experience of a 4-year option. Students can opt to fast-track their studies after acceptance into a participating program by connecting with their academic advisor.