The Sociology, BA program provides students an in-depth look at how society drives social interaction. The program allows students to choose between a qualitative or quantitative approach to understanding these interactions, setting graduates up to be assets in fields such as journalism, politics.
Do you want to better understand intimate relationships, friendship groups or families? In this research-based program, explore these areas and investigate why people groups behave the way they do in regard to politics, economics, law, inequality and public health crises.
Sociology is the study of the organization and development of societies and the institutions within them. The sociology program helps students better understand the development, structure, interaction and collective behavior of organized groups.
The program explores the theories, practices and policies underlying the issues of social change, inequality and diversity. This BA program in sociology provides training in important research skills used to describe, interpret and evaluate evidence across diverse settings important in the economy.
This is a flexible program that provides opportunities for students to work collaboratively with faculty on intellectual and policy issues and helps them develop the research skills necessary for the analysis of complex social issues. The Bachelor of Arts differs from the BS in that it does not require an additional methods course.
At A Glance
- Offered by: New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
- Location: West, ASU@Lake Havasu
- First Required Math Course: MAT 142 - College Mathematics
- Math Intensity: General
A major map outlines a major's critical requirements, courses, and optimal course sequence and aids students in remaining on track to graduation.
While circumstances vary between students and their paths towards graduation (utilizing placement testing to fulfill required math or foreign language courses, fulfilling multiple General Studies requirements with one course, etc.), completing the courses listed in a major map fulfills all of the requirements for graduation.
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:
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WUE eligible program
Undergraduate students from western states who enroll in this program are eligible for a discounted tuition rate.
ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
Graduates are prepared for employment in corporate or governmental organizations or to continue their studies in graduate programs in sociology, social science or professional schools.
Graduates apply the sociological perspective to a wide variety of jobs in:
- business and management
- social services
- the criminal justice system
- the health professions
Coursework in sociology provides a valuable preparation for careers in:
- nonprofit sector
- public administration
- public relations
These are all fields that involve investigative skills and an ability to work with diverse groups. Graduates with an advanced degree in sociology may become:
- community activists
- community developers
- organizational advocate
- research analysts
- survey researchers
- urban planners
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:
|Social Workers, All Other||8.3%||$61,980|
|Counselors, All Other||14.3%||$43,370|
|Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education||7.5%||$59,170|
|Marriage and Family Therapists||23.4%||$48,790|
|Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators||10.4%||$60,670|
|Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists||5.7%||$51,410|
|Social and Community Service Managers||18%||$64,100|
|Child, Family, and School Social Workers||14.2%||$44,380|
|Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers||19.3%||$43,250|
* 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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What are Accelerated Programs at ASU?
ASU students may accelerate their studies by earning a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in as little as five years (for some programs) or by earning a bachelor’s degree in 2.5 or 3 years.
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.