BA in Sociology

Sociology at its core is the study of human behavior in larger group settings, with a focus on issues such as conformity, leadership, prejudice, decision-making, and attitude influence.

Webster courses in sociology will help you develop a multicultural understanding of the human experience and the analytical skills necessary for critically evaluating the diversity of human belief systems, past and present.

Skills and Methods

You will use approaches that range from the scientific to the philosophical, from the experimental to the theoretical. Through these methods you will develop and apply problem-solving skills that will help you think analytically and to communicate clearly and persuasively throughout your life and career.

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. Some pursue careers in teaching, social service, museums, historical societies, nonprofit organizational settings, or corporations, while others are preparing for admission to graduate and professional training programs.

Early in your enrollment, a faculty advisor will help you assess and plan your program of study, focusing on your specific academic and career goals.

With a minimum of 42 credit hours in the program, you will study human societies from perspectives such as culture, gender, evolution and family structures. The interdisciplinary design of the sociology major means you will be able to approach these subjects from a variety of disciplines such as anthropology and psychology.

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