Sociology (BS)

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 issues (like crime and population trends), as well as explore social institutions such as family, education, religion and the workplace. Students develop proficiency in written communication, computer skills, statistical analysis and research methodology.

Students currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in sociology may not pursue a concurrent degree with the Bachelor of Science in family and human development due to the high level of overlap in curriculum. Students should speak with their academic advisor for any further questions.

Degree Offered

Sociology (BS)
Liberal Arts and Sciences, The College of

Tempe, Online

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Career Outlook

An undergraduate degree in sociology provides excellent preparation for future graduate work in:

  • law
  • health-related professions
  • social work and counseling
  • sociological research

The degree also prepares undergraduates for direct entry into positions in:

  • business
  • government
  • social service