Bachelor of Science in Sociology

A B.S. Sociology degree can prepare you for a careers across a variety of fields. The bachelors sociology degree program looks deeply into the complex culture of humanity.

Humans are fascinating. If you’re interested in learning how people interact, behave and function in society—within groups large and small—a sociology bachelor of science or arts would appeal to you.

While you earn a B.S. degree sociology at ACU, you’ll gain an understanding of our social world—how and why it’s changing. You’ll examine relationships between people in their communities, families, churches, workplaces and other groups. Through a sociology B.S., you’ll develop an appreciation for diversity and hone skills in research, writing, data analysis, problem solving and critical thinking. In our information-oriented society, these diverse qualities will make you valuable to organizations of all kinds.

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Why a sociology degree from ACU? 

A B.S. degree sociology also provides a strong foundation for graduate, medical or law school.

What can sociology majors do? The answer is a variety of diverse career paths. Possibilities include a career as a human resource manager, statistician, social media strategist, social researcher, career counselor, consumer researcher, housing coordinator, substance abuse counselor, public relations associate and foreign service officer.

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What can you do after graduation?

  • Human Resource Manager
  • Statistician
  • Social Media Strategist
  • Social Researcher
  • Career Counselor
  • Consumer Researcher
  • Housing Coordinator
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Public Relations Associate
  • Foreign Service Officer

Clubs and Activities

Sociology majors gain practical experience in several ways, including:

  • Student-faculty research
  • Service work
  • ACU Crow Reservation summer internship
  • Internships in professional settings
  • Alpha Kappa Delta (sociology honor society)
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Degree Details

Sociology, BS (SOCI)

Required Hours

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

*Based on track selection

Example Coursework

Sociology of Aging

Urban and Community Studies

Social Statistics

Inequality and Social Justice

Minor Available:



Communication and Sociology

Application Deadlines

Early Bird: November 1st

Regular: February 1st

National Candidates: May 1st

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