What is Sociology?
Sociology is a social science that focuses on the study of families, communities, organizations and societies, and the social relationships, interactions and cultures they contain. This field of study encompasses a broad range of phenomena, ranging from the smallest daily encounters to global cultural movements.
As a major in sociology at McNeese, you’ll study interpersonal communication, governmental structures, inequality, race and gender, and learn how to apply empirical investigation and critical analysis techniques such as research design, sampling procedure and secondary data analysis to form and analyze theories on social order and societal changes. Through experience with a broad range of sociological research methods involving theory, methods and statistics – plus training on advanced computer software – you will graduate capable of finding jobs in many public and private sectors involving regional, national and international organizations.
Earn Your Sociology Degree Online
As a sociology major, you’ll have the flexibility to pursue your degree in a format and at a pace that best fits your lifestyle. Offered both 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, allowing you to achieve your degree even faster.
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?
Not all sociology majors go on to become sociologists - though that is absolutely an option! Through our curriculum, McNeese's Bachelor of Arts in sociology program 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 to work in a range of professional fields. As a sociology graduate, you'll be able to pursue careers in law, education, marketing, business, social work, human resources, criminology, community services and more.
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