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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 Bachelor of Science in that it does not require an additional methods course.
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.
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A major map outlines the degree’s 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 apply the sociological perspective to a wide variety of jobs in:
Coursework in sociology provides a valuable preparation for careers in:
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:
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).