The Bachelor of Arts (BA) programme consists of 24 courses of which 8 courses are at 100-level, 8 courses are at 200-level and 8 courses are at 300-level including 2 x 100-level university courses and 2 x 200-level university courses. The disciplines permitted as a major for the Bachelor of Arts degree in 2017 are:
Bachelor in Sociology
Sociology is offered by the School of Social Sciences and equips students with unique and solid analytical skills and competencies to benefit their future careers in diverse areas such as social policy, education, criminal justice, gender, public health, urban planning, social welfare, public administration, international relations, management, etc.
Sociology at the University of the South Pacific has long been one of the most diverse programmes in terms of staff backgrounds, qualifications, research interests/outputs, and course offerings. The Sociology courses cover such topics as culture and tradition, globalization and social change, religion, social policy, social theory and research, family, gender and sexuality, workplace relations, and more!
For students who wish to pursue postgraduate study in Sociology or Social Policy & Administration, an undergraduate degree in Sociology will provide a thorough grounding in the theoretical and methodological foundations of the discipline.