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GVSU faculty member teaching a societal issues class. Photo taken pre-COVID.

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.

Michigan Job Growth

Sociology opportunities are projected to grow 7% in Michigan by 2025.

National Job Growth

Sociology opportunities are projected to grow 6% in the U.S. by 2025.

Active Sociology Club

The Sociology Club meets regularly throughout the academic year, providing students with opportunities for engagement including career and graduate school planning activities.

Source: EMSI, 2021

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?

Visit the program website for more information.

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