Sociology Degree Programs

The Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science degrees in sociology provide students with broad exposure to the theories, method research methods, and substantive areas of the discipline. Students complete coursework in social theory, research methods, and specialty areas such as crime and society or children and families.  Students have the option of completing a traditional track in sociology or one designed to provide preparation for work in applied sociology/human service organizations.

Sociology Mission Statement

The program mission is to provide students with a broad exposure to the theories, methods, and substantive areas of the discipline through a combination of required and elective courses that encourage and reward academic excellence. Second, and more specifically, the program mission includes providing rigorous, challenging courses in social theory, research skills, and specialized course work that will prepare students for a variety of careers in diverse areas such as social services, government agencies and business. The third dimension of the program mission is that the B.A. in sociology will serve as a strong foundation for graduate work in sociology as well as in other professional fields such as social work, public administration, law, and business.

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Students majoring in sociology for both BA and BS degree must select one of two tracks to complete:

  • Traditional Sociology Track
  • Applied Sociology/Human Services Track

Students may select (but it is not required) one or both of the specialty content areas to complete:

  • Children and Families
  • Crime and Society

Career Opportunities

A degree in sociology prepares students for a variety of careers in areas such as social work, social and human services, criminal justice, and health services administration. The B.A. degree also serves as a foundation for graduate work in sociology, as well as in other professional fields such as social work, public administration, law, and business.

For More Information

about the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology degree, please contact the Advising Center at 765/455-9258 or email one of our advisors:  ccurrens@iuk.edu, hhumphri@iuk.edu, klkeener@iuk.edu, or bravas@iuk.edu.