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Bachelor of Science in Sociology

About the Program

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Social forces influence and shape our decisions every day. By pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Sociology at Columbus State University you’ll unravel the mystery behind human behavior. Create a more equitable world and find a career doing what you love.

Whether you find yourself in health services, social services, management or teaching, a Bachelor of Science in Sociology at Columbus State equips you with the skills and abilities to shape your world. Emphasis is placed the ability to think rationally and critically about various sociological issues, excelling in interpersonal communication skills, demonstrating a deep understanding of multiculturalism and diversity, and having well-developed skills in research and data analysis. With the flexibility to choose from three tracks you can create a degree plan that fits interests and maximizes your opportunities for employment or graduate school.

Expand your thinking and explore your options. By connecting to different groups, you’ll raise your awareness of how economic levels, education, ethnicity, or sexual orientation affect perceptions. You will connect with people from all walks of life. The online courses are easy to navigate, provide multiple opportunities for interaction, and help you reimagine education in a way that only CSU can deliver.

Sociology graduates enter the job market with a considerable advantage because the degree hones an array of practical skills for industries that demand creative thinkers and innovators just like you.

Career Opportunities

A Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology prepares you for advanced study or a broad range of careers including:

  • Consumer advocate
  • Corrections officer
  • Foster care specialist
  • Juvenile program manager
  • Marketing research analyst
  • Mental health worker
  • Parole / Probation officer
  • Social worker
  • Social services coordinator
  • Welfare counselor
  • Researcher

Degree Requirements

Please see our academic catalog for additional information about this degree's requirements.

Crime, Deviance, and Society Track

The Crime and Deviance Track utilizes the joint Sociology and Criminal Justice Department as suggested by the American Sociological Association. Graduates will demonstrate a deep understanding of multiculturalism and diversity, understand the nature of crime and deviance, be able to understand criminology and the criminal justice system from an interdisciplinary perspective.

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General Track

The General Track gives you the ability to create your educational experience. Tailor your degree to fit interests that inspire your creativity for future employment or graduate school. Optional study areas include Family, Race, Class, and Gender, Community Development, and Social Policy, Global Studies: - Model African Union, African Women and Development, Social Theory, and more.

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Social Services Track

The Social Services Track prepares you to work in areas of social service and non-profit organizations. Choose from courses like social welfare policy, social work ethics, drugs, domestic abuse, family, and several others.

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Admissions Requirements

Please see our admissions page for any general admission requirements or the academic catalog for any degree-specific admission requirements.

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Tuition and Fees

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Financial Aid

From state scholarships to federal student aid, we’re here to help you take advantage of every educational resource.

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