Bachelor of Science Degrees in Sociology

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Sociology

A Bachelor of Science in Sociology offers an in-depth look at societies, how they function, and how they influence and interact with their inhabitants. Students learn to look at societies and peoples with a sociological lens in order to understand and evaluate social constructs. This behavior-centered degree is well-suited for those who are fascinated by people and how they interact with their social milieu.

What is a BSc in Sociology? A Bachelors of Science in Sociology is a degree that focuses on the study of society and the social behavior that is integrated therein. The study extends to how societies develop, change, and interact with one another. It is a social science degree that equips students with the conceptual framework to identify, discuss, and solve the social ills that occur today around the world, such as poverty, lack of education, fatherlessness, domestic violence, child abuse, teen parenthood, unemployment, racism, sexism, inequality, and overpopulation. Students take away a theoretical foundation requisite to understand and change these important social issues.

The benefits of receiving this type of degree are manyfold. Not only do students come away with a marketable and relevant skill and knowledge base, they also gain a better understanding of the world around them, why societies are the way they are, why people are the way they are, and how people and societies interact.

The cost of a sociology degree varies from college to college and from country to country. More information regarding tuition and fees can be found from specific college and university admissions or financial departments.

Graduates from a sociology program are qualified to work in a number of fields, including human services, criminal justice, community activism, personal relations, childcare, casework, and domestic relations. Graduates working in these and other fields leverage their knowledge of human behavior to make a difference on a personal level for many.

If you are interested in starting a Bachelor of Science in Sociology, then allow us to direct you to a program that will fit your career goals. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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BSc in Social Psychology

University of Kent, School of Psychology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

The Psychology programmes at Kent give you a broad background in practical applications, experimental and other methodologies, information technology and theory construction, and also allow you to follow specialist interests at Stage 3. [+]

BScs in Sociology. Overview Psychology is the study of people: how they think, act, react and interact. Psychologists scientifically study all kinds of behaviour and the thoughts, feelings and motivations underlying behaviour. Psychology examines questions such as: how do people act on a first date? How can we ease the effects of parental divorce on children? How can we make teams work efficiently? How can we help people to overcome depression or phobias? By collecting information about what people do, think, perceive and feel, psychologists answer questions about human behaviour, cognition and development. The Psychology programmes at Kent give you a broad background in practical applications, experimental and other methodologies, information technology and theory construction, and also allow you to follow specialist interests at Stage 3. All your work will help you to demonstrate transferable skills valued by employers. Social Psychology is a three-year programme. In Stage 1 you take three compulsory modules: Introduction to Biological and General Psychology; Introduction to Social Psychology, and Psychology Statistics and Practical. You also take two optional modules from across the University. The School of Psychology offers two optional modules of its own: Introduction to Forensic Psychology and Business Psychology: An Introduction. In Stage 2 you take seven compulsory modules in Psychology. These modules, together with the final year project, are required for professional recognition by the British Psychological Society. There is a further double module in Study Skills. In Stage 3 you take two compulsory modules: Applying Psychology and the Psychology Research Project.... [-]

BSc Social Sciences

University of Kent, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

The Social Sciences degree at Kent gives you an understanding of how society works and how social change happens from different interdisciplinary perspectives - sociology, social policy, psychology, social history, criminology [+]

The Social Sciences degree at Kent gives you an understanding of how society works and how social change happens from different interdisciplinary perspectives - sociology, social policy, psychology, social history, criminology, and urban studies. You can keep your studies broad by taking the general BSc (Hons) Social Sciences - or concentrate your focus in a particular pathway (currently undergoing approval for 2013 entry): - BSc Social Sciences (Sociology & Psychology) - BSc Social Sciences (Sociology & Social Policy) - BSc Social Sciences (Sociology & Criminology) - BSc Social Sciences (Psychology & Criminology) Whichever direction you choose, studying social science will equip you for the future. You will graduate from Kent with an impressive range of knowledge about the world and the capacity, tools and skills to analyse new situations and information. Our recent graduates have gone into teaching, communications, and management in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Still undecided? Our team won the British Sociological Association/Centre for Sociology, Anthropology and Politics National Award for Excellence in Teaching Sociology, for the innovative use of e-journals/blogging in undergraduate teaching. Kent’s School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research is one of the most highly rated in the country. It is an international centre that has been consistently highly ranked in government evaluations of university research. You will be taught by leading academics in the field, lecturers who have specialist research interests that inform and illuminate our award-winning teaching. [-]

BSc Human Geography & Urban and Regional Planning

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

Do you believe you can help to further develop our world into a sustainable society? Then Human Geography & Urban and Regional Planning may be the right choice for you [+]

BScs in Sociology. Why is unemployment higher in some regions than others? What are the social and economic consequences in depopulating areas? How do you deal with different institutions to plan and build new residential areas? Human geographers investigate society in a spatial context. Our students learn to focus on spatial differences because social phenomena happen in specific places, at specific times and with specific impacts. In the first year you will be introduced to all themes within the fields of Human Geography & Urban and Regional Planning. In the second year, the programme continues to deepen your knowledge and improve your skills. In the third year you are allowed to partly fill in your own programme. You can follow courses provided by our faculty but you can also take a Minor or do an internship in a related field. There are also possibilities to visit an international university and follow related courses. Finally, you will write your Bachelor's thesis to prove that you acquired the knowledge and skills necessary to become a human geographer and/or urban and regional planner. Admissions Requirements for international students:     Language test: Only for international students: Comparable to English IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL iBT80. Exemptions: Native English speakers or diploma holders from United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland.     Matching procedure: Dutch students are obligated to fill out the question form which is part of the matching procedure. When the advice gives reason to, the student is asked to do a... [-]

Social Justice Studies

Eastern Kentucky University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Richmond

The EKU School of Justice Studies provides a stimulating learning environment that promotes respect, tolerance, sensitivity, an open exchange of ideas, and preparing students for careers as leaders in the field. [+]

Degree Options B.S. in Social Justice Studies Who Would be Interested in Social Justice Studies? Students interested in deepening their knowledge in any of the following areas should consider a major in Social Justice Studies: Capitalism, poverty, and economic inequality Civil rights Climate change, environmental degradation, and environmental justice Corporate power Education, health care and justice LBGTQ equality and liberation Mass incarceration and transformative justice Media, new media, and representation Patriarchy, gender discrimination and inequality Police power and security Racism, discrimination and inequality Social movements and community organizing State power War, colonialism and imperialism Why Social Justice Studies? Degree Benefits The EKU School of Justice Studies provides a stimulating learning environment that promotes respect, tolerance, sensitivity, an open exchange of ideas, and preparing students for careers as leaders in the field. Unlike training, the program focuses on engaging students critically and creatively in rigorous inquiry, which fosters a deep, committed and practical understanding of justice problems. Students not only learn about factors that encourage a variety of social problems, but they examine strategies for effective social change The program focuses on experiential learning and offers students opportunities to engage in field work designed to connect classroom learning with real world social activism At EKU's School of Justice Studies, we offer: Courses taught by exceptional faculty who are committed to students' success in and outside the classroom Small, personalized classes where students and faculty get to know one another Opportunities to participate in clubs, organizations, and honor societies that broaden students'... [-]

Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Belgium Brussels

Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Ghent University join academic forces to offer you the runway launching your cosmopolitan future: the Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences (BScSS). Because even leading global citizens are made at a specific place, at a specific time The BScSS was carefully designed to bring the best of sociology, political science and communication Studies together in a unique English taught bachelor program. And when the best of the best collide, a challenging yet rewarding curriculum takes shape. [+]

A most powerful troika: Sociology, Political Science, Communication Studies

Three crucial disciplines to build a deep understanding of today’s societies. By tearing down the walls around three social sciences, the Bachelor of Science in the Social Sciences (BScSS) program enables you to build solid bridges between them. And this is exactly the kind of fundamental skill you can take with you wherever you go - for example towards a specializing Master program and, later, a thriving European career.

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The analytical approach of the program implies that core courses take turns with so-called ‘interdisciplinary’ ones. The advantage of this clever mix? It teaches you to shift between and combine insights of sociology, political science and communication studies. In other words: you learn how to analyze complex social issues from multiple angles. Enriching concepts of different social sciences by confronting them with each other gives you another important edge. It turns theoretical knowledge into a tangible asset for investigating social reality. This is obviously a major pro for your future employer(s), especially since the BScSS program also equips you with an extensive methodological toolkit. This is valuable knowhow you will carry along your entire career - it doesn’t age and it will especially serve you well in the data driven future. ... [-]

BSc in Management of International Social Challenges

Erasmus University Rotterdam - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam

You study Management of International Social Challenges at Erasmus University Rotterdam because of: the diversity and wide range of subjects we address; excellence in education and societal relevance; etc. [+]

Bachelor in Management of International Social Challenges Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Management of International Social Challenges Why study Bachelor in Management of International Social Challenges in Rotterdam? You study Management of International Social Challenges at Erasmus University Rotterdam because of: the diversity and wide range of subjects we address; excellence in education and societal relevance; plenary sessions and intensive, small group sessions (Problem-Based Learning), which enable you to study more efficiently; the combination of theory and practice, which prepares you for the labour market. What is this programme about? How can you help local, national and international governing bodies in addressing contemporary wicked problems such as youth unemployment, care for the elderly, sustainable water management, crime and delinquency, and early school leaving? In this Bachelor programme you will learn how to research, analyse and contribute to solutions for these kind of challenges. We focus on challenges that are: Multi-disciplinary: they have political, economic, legal and social aspects; Multi-level: they stretch beyond geographical and administrative borders and include international, national, regional and local authorities; Managing social challenges calls for networks: it involves public, private and non-profit parties simultaneously. Because the challenges we study are multi-dimensional the bachelor programme is a combination of the research fields of Public Administration and Sociology. You will follow courses in management, law, public administration, economics, international relations and sociology. This will help you learn to analyse issues from different angles and to understand the roles of different stakeholders involved in these issues. By taking many... [-]

BSc in International Sociology

Tilburg University
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 Netherlands Tilburg

Study the relationship between individuals, groups and society, learn to understand social problems, and specialize in the analysis of social phenomena in the modern world by choosing one of two majors: 'Culture in comparative perspective' or 'Social risks in a changing world'. [+]

BScs in Sociology. Study the relationship between individuals, groups and society, learn to understand social problems, and specialize in the analysis of social phenomena in the modern world by choosing one of two majors: 'Culture in comparative perspective' or 'Social risks in a changing world'. What is International Sociology International Sociology focuses on the dynamics between man and society. You study social themes such as migration, poverty and inequality, and cultural differences, while connecting these themes to politics and policy. You shape your own education. Depending on your ambitions and interests, you make a choice of two specializations: 'Culture in comparative perspective' or 'Social risks in a changing world'. International Sociology uses a comparative perspective on the Western world. This means that your personal background and experiences are of great value in our international classroom. During the program, you put into practice what you have learned in order to prepare for your career. You conduct exploratory sociological research and also do an internship. On top of that, the program in International Sociology offers the possibility to study abroad without study delay. What can you do after International Sociology As a sociologist, you are an expert in the field of social issues. These issues often occur in education, government or cultural institutions. Some graduates, for example, become policy advisors on culture at municipalities, whereas others become trainees at European organizations. Commercial companies and organizations employ graduates in sociology as well. Think, for example, of data analysts at insurers and energy companies,... [-]

BSc (Hons) Psychology with Sociology

Nottingham Trent University School of Social Sciences - Undergraduate
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Our psychology students are highly satisfied. 100% of our BSc (Hons) Psychology with Sociology full-time students are satisfied with the course overall. [+]

BSc (Hons) Psychology with Sociology Our psychology students are highly satisfied. 100% of our BSc (Hons) Psychology with Sociology full-time students are satisfied with the course overall. (National Student Survey 2016) This British Psychology Society (BPS) accredited course combines a comprehensive training in Psychology with the study of the structure and dynamics of social systems and society as a whole. The BSc (Hons) Psychology with Sociology is a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited degree which combines comprehensive training in psychology (taught across two thirds of the curriculum) with the study of the structure and dynamics of social systems and society as a whole (taught across the remaining third). Why choose this course? Psychology at Nottingham Trent University is ranked 5th out of 112 for the number of final year students who are satisfied with the overall quality of their course, and 6th out of 112 for the number of final year students who are satisfied with the feedback and assessment by lecturers on their course (Guardian University league table 2016). The BSc (Hons) Psychology with Sociology is a BPS accredited degree and will allow you to receive the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the BPS as long as you graduate with at least a 2.2 honours degree. Tailor your learning experience - with a range of optional modules and pathways you can pursue your own interests and begin to shape your learning towards further study and / or a particular career. In your final year you will get... [-]

BSc in Sociology

Kwararafa University
Campus Full time 4 years March 2018 Nigeria Wukari

Kwararafa University Wukari, was licensed as Wukari Jubilee by the National Universities Commission in 2005. It took off in March, 2006 with 61 students as the first and only community owned University in Nigeria, the first University in Taraba State and the second private University in the North East Geopolitical zone of Nigeria. [+]

BScs in Sociology. Kwararafa University Wukari, was licensed as Wukari Jubilee by the National Universities Commission in 2005. It took off in March, 2006 with 61 students as the first and only community owned University in Nigeria, the first University in Taraba State and the second private University in the North East Geopolitical zone of Nigeria. Vision To become a first class institution in pursuit of knowledge and scholarship through teaching, research and community service, geared towards inculcating knowledge and entrepreneurial skills to students that will enable them to be productive and self-reliant. Mission To provide a conducive environment for the development of effective and virile indigenous human and material resources for the development of the nation. To produce graduates who are well-rounded in their disciplines and also imbued with necessary entrepreneurial skill to contribute meaningfully to the development of themselves in particular and society in general. To replace unemployment and career stagnation of graduates with creative ingenuity through well packaged programs and practical training. To provide sound education to Nigerians irrespective of religious affiliation, tribes, sex and political leaning. To create a nurturing and stimulating environment where the pursuit of excellence, development of self-discipline, creative thinking and individuality will thrive and also seen as essential components of cooperative society. Research Focus/Linkages The University is presently developing linkage programs with other Institutions and Universities around the world. The focus of research is in the areas: Peace and Conflict Resolution Food Science and Technology Mathematics Education Heritage Studies and Eco-Tourism The... [-]

BSc in Secondary Education - History and Social Studies

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Flagstaff

This degree prepares future educators to teach their students both the tragedies of history and the lessons it offers for the future. The plan includes content-rich coursework as well as significant preparation in teaching, using best practices and applied theory. [+]

“Our history is not our destiny,” suggests Alan Cohen. This degree prepares future educators to teach their students both the tragedies of history and the lessons it offers for the future. The plan includes content-rich coursework as well as significant preparation in teaching, using best practices and applied theory. This program is nationally recognized by the National Council for the Social Studies. This program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Education in Secondary Education - History and Social Studies? As a high school educator who specializes in history and social studies, you'll give your students the context and knowledge they need to understand and participate in the world around them. In this program you'll tap into the areas of interest that pique your curiosity, such as U.S. history, world history, political science, economics, and geography. You can also take additional courses in other social sciences, like anthropology, psychology, and sociology. You’ll graduate with expertise in your chosen field, ready with the tools needed to shape the educational experiences of your students and build a curriculum that reaches everyone. Enjoy a rigorous and collaborative learning environment that will prepare you for a rewarding career in secondary education. If you earn excellent grades and successfully complete a senior thesis or an honors project, you become eligible to receive departmental honors when you graduate. Note: You must apply and be accepted to the College of Education’s teacher... [-]

Behavioral Science

International Accelerator
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Boston

The Department of Applied Behavioral Science offers a curriculum through which students learn how to examine and address problems of social importance across the lifespan. Students receive training in the application of behavioral science to improve the human condition through prevention and intervention. [+]

BScs in Sociology. Overview The Department of Applied Behavioral Science offers a curriculum through which students learn how to examine and address problems of social importance across the lifespan. Students receive training in the application of behavioral science to improve the human condition through prevention and intervention. Behavioral Science The Department of Applied Behavioral Science offers two undergraduate degrees including a 33-hour Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and a Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.) degree. The requirements in the major for these degree programs are the same. The difference in these two degree programs is the general education degree requirements, which are set by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For example, the B.A. degree requires additional hours of a foreign language. Whereas, the B.G.S. degree requires deeper study in a field outside of the student's major; therefore, students interested in a B.G.S. must either have a co-major or a minor. Students in this major are required to identify a specialty area within the Department to further hone and apply their knowledge in addressing social problems of particular interest. The Department offers a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of General Studies degree in six specialty areas. The specialty areas for student concentration are: Adults with Disabilities, Basic Research and Conceptual Foundations (with options in either), Community Health and Development, Early Childhood (with options in education and intervention, autism, and research), Organizational Behavioral Management Research and Practice, and Youth Development and Juvenile Justice. [-]

Bachelor of Social Science

Singapore Management University
Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 Singapore

The Bachelor in Social Science programme consists of a combination of coursework as well as opportunities for hand-on research supervised by faculty members. The programme aspires to be an interactive, collegial environment that models and encourages open communication and life-long learning. [+]

THE WORLD NEEDS A NEW GENERATION OF SOCIAL SCIENCE GRADUATES. VERSATILE IN TACKLING COMPLEXITIES, SOLVING PROBLEMS. In 2013, Professor James Tang, Dean, School of Social Sciences, declared that “The World needs a new generation of Social Science graduates to tackle its complexities.” Our interdisciplinary PPS majors – Psychology, Political Science and Sociology – plus a final year integrative capstone seminar had produced an exciting corps of Social Science graduates – well-rounded, insightful, and versatile in viewing and tackling problems from multiple perspectives – and capable of taking on leadership position in a diverse field of careers. In 2016, we raised the bar with a new signature major that combines the synergistic power of three critical disciplines: Politics, Law and Economics (PLE). The PLE major provides for a deeper understanding of global political perspectives, economic transformations and the legal frameworks that these changes demand. Graduates develop a higher level of strategic thinking, innovative problem solving skills and imaginative leadership quality. PLE – for those who want to become the new leaders, thinkers and doers of tomorrow. Overview In today's increasingly complex world, the study of social sciences has never been more important. The increasing connectedness of countries and markets, brought about by globalization in trade, cross-border capital flows and the advent of new information and communication technologies, has drastically changed the dynamics of interaction among individuals, communities and governments. To fully comprehend these developments and their implications for the future development of our societies, it is imperative to adopt a multi-disciplinary... [-]

Sociology BSc (Hons)

London South Bank University
Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This course provides a stimulating and engaging exploration, from a global perspective, of human societies, cultures and behaviour. [+]

BScs in Sociology. Overview Sociology is the study of people, attempting to explain the interactions within society between different groups and individuals. This vast subject is full of intrigue and stimulating debates – from examining the relationship between people and the environment, to looking at how and why social norms develop. Multiple transferable skills These transferable skills mean that opportunities in a broad range of careers are possible. Teaching, marketing, public administration, the voluntary sector, social research, public relations, advertising and management are all common career choices for graduates. This course provides a stimulating and engaging exploration, from a global perspective, of human societies, cultures and behaviour. You'll critically and theoretically engage with changes that are re-shaping societies. The course modules address a variety of topics that will develop your understanding of power inequalities, sociological thought, and processes of social change and development. The lively and dynamic teaching team places particular emphasis on understanding the cultural diversity of contemporary society and on the construction of social identities based on sexuality, race, gender, religion and class. You'll also develop an appreciation of social research methods and gain important skills that will benefit you after graduation. Modules Year 1 Revolutions, wars and social change Issues in contemporary sociology Sociological imagination Politics, decision-making and democracy Researching social life Social and political problems Year 2 Social research skills 1 Gender, difference and equality Making identities Social research skills 2 Social theory and modernity Plus one optional module from: Globalisation and development: Africa and the... [-]

BSc in Sociology

Paul University
Campus Full time 4 years March 2018 Nigeria Awka

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Department of Psychology and Sociology

Fountain University
Campus Full time Part time March 2018 Nigeria Ibadan

The Department of sociology came into existence as a full Department in January, 2008. The Department is designed to run programme in the following area: B.Sc Degree in sociology. [+]

BScs in Sociology. Brief History The Department of sociology came into existence as a full Department in January, 2008. The Department is designed to run programme in the following area: B.Sc Degree in sociology. At the inception, the Department admitted a total of 4 students in 2009/ 2010 session. This pioneer group is presently in 400 level with a total number of 4 students. Meanwhile, our students at 300, 200 and 100 levels are 8 and 4 and 6 respectively.The total number of the student population in the Department is 22 presently. Philosophy, aim and objectives The Department of Sociology offers courses leading to the award of Bachelor of Science in Sociology which may be awarded with honours or as pass degree. The courses are designed togive students a clear understating of basic sociological concepts and methodology and theirapplication in the analysis and understanding of contemporary sociological problem. The department also aims at research and disseminating the findings of such research for the advancement of knowledge and society in general.The courses in the department are also designed to prepare students for further research at the post graduate level. Students will be required to take approved combination of courses in the department and other department within one college. Students are also required to take an approved course prescription by the University as well as those that may be prescribed by the College Board from time to time. The main objectives of a degree in Sociology are: To provide training in the... [-]