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Sociology investigates and analyzes social issues that range from intimate family relations to communities, institutions, and nations. We study people, systems, beliefs, behaviors, values, culture, and both the unity and divisions of race, class, gender, and identity. We look at individual issues, as well as how they all fit together.
Students may earn either a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in sociology. The B.A. requires a third-semester proficiency in a foreign language, while the B.S. requires intermediate level statistics. A minor is also available.
A sociology degree also serves as a strong base for several graduate programs, including occupational therapy and social work.
Undergraduate students in this major study at the Grand Valley Allendale Campus.
Students take core courses in scientific methodology and theory and then choose from a wide variety of electives on topics such as:
Graduates are prepared for entry-level work in fields like:
This undergraduate degree can be combined with a master's degree to save you time and money, and get you into the workforce sooner. On average, students save $8,500 in our combined degree programs and take up to four fewer classes than if earning the degrees separately.
You can even build your own combined degree from programs in different disciplines to further personalize your education and meet specific career goals.
Visit the Admissions website for undergraduate requirements.
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