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GVSU faculty member teaching a societal issues class.

Sociology, B.A., B.S.

Sociology investigates and analyzes social issues that range from intimate family relations to communities, institutions, and nations. People, systems, beliefs, behaviors, values, culture, and both the unity and divisions of race, class, gender, and identity are all areas of study. In addition, individual issues, as well as how all issues fit together, are explored.

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Active Sociology Club with Opportunities for Career Planning

Source: EMSI, 2020

Program Overview

A Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in sociology are offered. The B.A. requires third-semester proficiency in a foreign language, while the B.S. requires intermediate-level statistics. A minor is also available.

A sociology degree serves as a strong base for several graduate programs, including occupational therapy and social work.

Why Study Sociology at Grand Valley?

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