Bachelor of Science in Sociology

Humans are fascinating. If you want to know why people believe strange things, join clubs or commit crimes, then a bachelor’s degree in sociology is for you. You’ll learn how people interact, behave, and function in society – within large and small groups. As you gain an understanding of complex social issues, you’ll be ready to combine your faith and knowledge to tackle some of society’s most challenging problems.

Humans are fascinating. If you want to know why people believe strange things, join clubs or commit crimes, then a bachelor’s degree in sociology is for you. You’ll learn how people interact, behave, and function in society – within large and small groups. As you gain an understanding of complex social issues, you’ll be ready to combine your faith and knowledge to tackle some of society’s most challenging problems.

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Mission

The Department of Communication and Sociology equips graduates to communicate skillfully, conduct research, and think critically, globally and missionally to prepare them for service in a variety of careers.

Program Structure

B.S. in Sociology Degree Details

These are the important details you will need to keep in mind as you prepare your application and degree plan.

Required

University Requirements: 56 credit hours + Major Requirements: 39 credit hours + Electives: 33 credit hours = Total Required: 128 credit hours

Example Coursework 

Sociology of Aging
Urban and Community Studies
Social Statistics
Inequality and Social Justice

Minor Available

Yes

Department

Communication and Sociology

Application Deadlines

Early Bird: Nov. 1
Regular: Feb. 1
National Candidates: May 1

Curriculum

Students studying sociology

A sociology degree from ACU provides a platform and tools to deeply examine the complexities of society and the culture of humanity. You will develop an appreciation for diversity and hone skills in research, writing, data analysis, problem solving and critical thinking – all skills that will help you analyze complex problems and provide effective solutions no matter what career path you choose.

Careers

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A multitude of opportunities will be available to you after graduation. You will have a strong foundation for graduate, medical or law school and also be prepared to enter a variety of careers, including:

  • Human resource manager
  • Statistician
  • Social media strategist
  • Social researcher
  • Career counselor
  • Consumer researcher
  • Housing coordinator
  • Substance abuse counselor
  • Public relations associate
  • Foreign service officer