Sociology Bachelor's Degree Program Highlights
Sociology is the study of families, communities, organizations, and societies and the social relationships, interactions, and cultures they contain. This social science encompasses a broad range of phenomena, ranging from the smallest daily encounters to global social movements and warfare.
Through the study of interpersonal communication, governmental structures, inequality, race, and gender, sociology students at McNeese learn to apply empirical investigation and critical analysis techniques such as research design, sampling procedure, and secondary analysis of data to form and analyze theories on social order and societal changes. Because of their broad range of analytical and research experience involving theory, methods, and statistics – plus training on advanced computer software – sociology students are capable of finding jobs in many public and private sectors involving regional, national and international organizations.
Flexible Learning with Online and Hybrid Study
As a student in sociology, you’ll have the flexibility to pursue your degree in a format and at a pace that best fits your lifestyle. Offered 100% online and in person, McNeese’s sociology students can study fully on campus, from home, or a combination of the two, which makes it a great fit for individuals with part- or full-time jobs, child care roles, or other responsibilities. Online courses are also offered in 7-week sessions during the fall and spring semesters and a 6-week session in the summer.
At a Glance
Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Program Length: 4 years (120 credit hours)
Availability: in person, online, hybrid
Sociology Degree Concentrations
With a concentration in family science, students learn how to help families from a variety of backgrounds navigate common issues they may face, ranging from resolving interpersonal conflicts to managing life transitions. After graduation, McNeese's family science degree graduates are eligible for professional certification as Certified Family Life Educators (CFLE) from the National Council on Family Relations.Family Science Curriculum
What Can You Do with a Sociology Degree?
The Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology prepares students to understand how components of a society are interrelated and interdependent, which requires the use of a variety of critical thinking and analytical skills. These skills easily translate across many disciplines and prepares students for careers in a variety of fields.
Master of Arts in Human Development
Mast of Arts in Sociology
Master of Education
Master of Science in Child, Youth, and Family Studies
Master of Social Work
Potential Job Titles
Community Development Planner
Family Support Specialist
Human Resources Representative
Market Research Analyst
Mental Health Counselor
Public Relations Specialist
Social Service Manager
Urban and Regional Planner
Youth Care Worker
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Not sure if the sociology bachelor’s degree program is right for you? Check out these other undergraduate degree programs at McNeese and talk about your options with a recruiter.
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