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Sociology (BS)

Sociology is the study of social life, social change and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. The BS in sociology trains students in written communication, computer skills, statistics and research methods. It offers a wide variety of substantive courses on contemporary social issues that range from crime to population trends and courses on social institutions such as the family, education and religion.

Degree Offered

Tempe, Online

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Application Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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Career Outlook

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

  • law
  • medicine and counseling
  • social work
  • sociological research

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

  • business
  • government
  • social service

Example Careers

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:

Career*growth*median salary
Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary15.12%$76,020
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 12.33%$41,530
City and Regional Planning Aides17.77%$37,140
Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other15.7%$41,060
Compliance Managers 7.32%$100,890
Counselors, All Other13.13%$43,810
Healthcare Social Workers 22.39%$49,830
Investment Fund Managers 7.32%$100,890
Marriage and Family Therapists 14.46%$46,670
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 19.54%$39,980
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists19.28%$48,190
Regulatory Affairs Managers 7.32%$100,890
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 8.85%$55,050
Social Science Research Assistants17.77%$37,140
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other15.12%$69,890
Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary15.12%$63,250
Social Workers, All Other12.78%$54,560
Social and Community Service Managers13.78%$59,970
Social and Human Service Assistants 22.57%$28,850
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary15.12%$66,150
Transportation Planners 22.44%$76,540

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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