Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
What is Sociology? Sociology, as an academic discipline, is the study of social life, focusing on society, the individual in society, and social change. Using various research methodologies, sociology offers descriptions as well as explanations for particular social realities, which may guide social policy initiatives and programs for social change. At The University of South Alabama, the sociology program concentrates on crime and deviance, environmental sociology, family and aging, gender and sexuality, medical sociology, religion, social psychology, social stratification and mobility, and work and labor markets. We strive to improve our social world within both local and global communities.
Sociology Program Mission: At the University of South Alabama, the mission of the Sociology Undergraduate Program is to (1) to teach the student core sociological perspectives, (2) to expose the student to a range of sociological topics for investigation, (3) to provide the essential skills for social research and analysis, and (4) to prepare the student for the Master of Arts in Sociology or for an applied career in professional settings.
Careers in Sociology: The American Sociological Association (ASA) provides considerable support and resources for students with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology: “Employers today want to hire people who have creativity, innovation, and critical thinking skills. They want to hire people who have multi-cultural and global understandings, strong math and science skills, and excellent written expression. Studying sociology has helped you gain the skills you need.” Please visit our “Careers” link on the left for more information and/or talk to your academic advisor in the sociology program.