BA in Sociology

Sociology at its core is the study of human behavior in larger group settings. With a focus on issues of inequality, social change, and social organizations, the sociology program at Webster University fosters a multicultural understanding of the human experience.

Skills and Methods

The sociology curriculum uses approaches that range from the scientific to the philosophical and the experimental to the theoretical. Featuring an interdisciplinary program design and options to pursue a B.A. or minor in sociology, students develop analytical skills necessary for critically evaluating the diversity of human belief systems, past and present.

Careers in Sociology

Sociology graduates pursue a wide variety of post-graduate opportunities, from law school or governmental professions to sociological research, business or academic careers. Webster alumni use their education in the following areas: teaching, social service, museum studies, historical societies, nonprofit organizations, and corporate environments.

Points of Distinction

  • Emphasis on emerging trends in the field including informatics, environmental sociology, and social network analysis.
  • Students have an opportunity to supplement coursework for the major in diverse fields such as human rights, criminology, women and gender studies, and cultural anthropology.
  • Global engagement is at the center of all coursework with particular emphasis on the role globalization is playing in shaping our world.
  • Numerous opportunities for collaborative research with faculty on ongoing projects.

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