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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Sociology

International Accelerator
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Boston

In sociology, you will discover and explain patterns of human behavior. You will learn how society functions and how you function within society. You may also elect to follow the department’s concentration in criminology. [+]

Sociology

You are not only interested in individual human behavior, but also fascinated by how humans behave in groups.

About Sociology

In sociology, you will discover and explain patterns of human behavior. You will learn how society functions and how you function within society. You may also elect to follow the department’s concentration in criminology.

Possible Careers

Case worker Community organizer Counselor Crisis worker Law enforcement officer Lawyer

Program Requirements

Once you're student at our university, you'll need to meet the requirements below to continue pursuing this major.

2.0 GPA in all coursework (2.5 GPA for transfer) grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1001 3 hours completed in a general education analytical reasoning course 2.5 GPA required for Psychology, Communication Disorders, Secondary Education: English, Secondary Education: History, Secondary Education: French, and Secondary Education: Spanish majors [-]

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. [+]

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 ... [-]

BSc (Hons) Psychology with Sociology

Nottingham Trent University School of Social Sciences - Undergraduate
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2018 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 students would recommend us! In the latest National Student Survey 95% of our recent BSc (Hons) Psychology with Sociology students would recommend studying at NTU. (National Student Survey 2017).

The BSc (Hons) Psychology with Sociology degree is a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited course that combines comprehensive training in psychology with the study of the structure and dynamics of social systems and society as a whole. Our students benefit from weekly research seminars, over 80 academic experts, and they have access to first-class laboratory suites.

The course covers all the core areas of Psychology stipulated by the BPS curriculum. This accounts for two-thirds of the course and includes the workings of the brain; the processes and mechanisms of human thinking, feeling and behaviour; and how psychologists, psychological research and therapy can make a tangible and positive difference to people’s lives and society. The remaining third of the curriculum considers the social structures of society and sociological perspectives on issues such as crime, gender and poverty.... [-]


BSc in Sociology

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

Migrants and assimilation, divergent experiences of mental illness, education depending on social background, populist political movements, gentrifying urban space, the radicalising of vulnerable young men... [+]

Migrants and assimilation, divergent experiences of mental illness, education depending on social background, populist political movements, gentrifying urban space, the radicalising of vulnerable young men...

These are some of the burning social and political issues which light up social media and parliamentary debate across Europe. Amsterdam sociologists stand at the forefront of social scientific analysis of such topics, and many more besides. As sociologists, we apply critical theories and fine-grained empirical research to deconstruct and challenge common understandings of these problems, so enabling innovative, effective insights and solutions.

In providing the tools and training to think critically and to interrogate evidence, you will grow to understand the world around you - its culture, its political-economy, its injustices - in a wholly new way. This ability to combine critical-abstract thinking with evidence-based examination is why our BSc and MSc graduates are so valued across government and other policy-making institutions, the NGO sector, banks, marketing firms, not to mention further social scientific research.... [-]


BSc in International Sociology

Tilburg University
Campus Full time 3 years August 2018 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'. [+]

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'.... [-]


BSc in Sociology

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Flagstaff

A bachelor's degree in Sociology provides you with the flexibility to focus on special areas of interest, and internships are available to add to your interests in a variety of settings. [+]

Sociology is an academic program in the liberal arts tradition that emphasizes the development of essential skills (such as writing, communication, analysis, and research) in the context of in-depth study of human social behavior and the dynamics of human societies. A bachelor's degree in Sociology provides you with the flexibility to focus on special areas of interest, and internships are available to add to your interests in a variety of settings.

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology?

How does social context affect how you think and how you act? How do we shape social change? How does a society become religious or secular, liberal or conservative? How do communities organize? Why do humans usually follow the “rules” of society? If these questions interest you, then you are interested in what C. Wright Mills has called the “Sociological Imagination.” This “Sociological Imagination” allows you to grasp the intersection of both your own personal biography and the historical/social context of the society.... [-]


BSc in Secondary Education - History and Social Studies

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 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. ... [-]


Sociology BSc (Hons)

London South Bank University
Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

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

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.... [-]


BSc Social Sciences with a Year in Professional Practice

University of Kent, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Canterbury

Studying the social sciences will give you specific knowledge and understanding of society, tools to analyse key issues such as class, poverty, inequality, health, crime, and urban change, as well as concrete skills, for instance [+]

Studying the social sciences will give you specific knowledge and understanding of society, tools to analyse key issues such as class, poverty, inequality, health, crime, and urban change, as well as concrete skills, for instance, in giving presentations, analysing information, and writing reports.

Perhaps most importantly, our BSc in Social Sciences equips you to better understand the world we live in and gives you the capacity to apply your knowledge and skills in new contexts at work and in everyday life.

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 are taught by leading academics in the field, lecturers who have specialist research interests that inform and illuminate their award-winning teaching.... [-]


BSc in Social Psychology

University of Kent, School of Psychology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2018 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. [+]

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. ... [-]


BSc (Hons) Criminology and Sociology

University Campus Suffolk
Campus Full time 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom Ipswich London Bury Saint Edmunds + 2 more

Sociology at UCS aims to equip students with the tools they need to understand the world they live in by developing relevant analytical and research skills. [+]

Overview

Students studying Criminology and Sociology at UCS will be challenged to seek answers to fundamental questions such as: What is crime? Who are the criminals? Are we all equal before the law? What are the key features of recent social change? What is the relationship between order, violence and social life? And can we even think about a unified idea of a ‘society’ in an increasingly interconnected world?

Criminology is an academic discipline with strong roots in Sociology, Psychology, Law, Social Policy and Philosophy. It is a discipline with a number of robust and lively theoretical and empirical debates. Through engaging in these debates students will gain the very important undergraduate skill of critical understanding. Students will challenge ‘common-sense’ notions of criminal and deviant behaviours by critically examining academic research and making informed decisions based on available evidence. Criminology is an inherently reflexive discipline in that it studies and deals with public issues that have a contested value basis. To this end, students will be introduced to a variety of research methods and ethical considerations, so that they can challenge and understand the limitations and ambiguities of research, whilst assessing its value.... [-]


BSc (Hons) Psychology and Sociology

University Campus Suffolk
Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom Ipswich Bury Saint Edmunds London + 3 more

Contemporary Psychology is a scientific discipline dealing with human behaviour, cognition and action. In psychology at UCS you will explore and examine the interaction between mind and behaviour, the nature of the unconscious, the functioning of memory, individual behaviour in social situations, prejudice and altruism. [+]

Overview

Who am I and how do I live with others? The answer is in the link between our minds, our bodies, our selves, and other people. This is the central task of discovery involved in studying psychology and sociology.

Contemporary Psychology is a scientific discipline dealing with human behaviour, cognition and action. In psychology at UCS you will explore and examine the interaction between mind and behaviour, the nature of the unconscious, the functioning of memory, individual behaviour in social situations, prejudice and altruism. Psychology at UCS equips students with a thorough grounding in each of the major fields: social psychology, developmental psychology, biological psychology, and cognitive psychology. The focus of the teaching and learning of psychology at UCS is on allowing students to explore fundamental questions about human behaviour, while learning about the importance of research, evidence collection and adherence to ethical codes.... [-]