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BA in Sociology

Saint Leo University's online Bachelor of Arts in Sociology program intends to focus on the study of social behaviors to prepare graduates for a variety of social services, education, and business careers. Prospective students can program info below.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

School Offering Program:

Saint Leo University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Students who are seeking admission to Saint Leo University's online Bachelor of Arts in Sociology program will need excellent analytical and writing skills as well as a desire to work in social services, business, or government. An enjoyment of studying facts and numbers is especially important. Applicants to Saint Leo University should have a high school diploma or its equivalent. Some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Courses in Saint Leo University's sociology bachelor's degree program are designed to provide an overview of topics such as gender, ethnic relations, and the environment. Throughout the program, students could learn to analyze statistics and conduct research on such issues as poverty and homelessness. They could also develop their interviewing skills and ability to conduct focus groups during a qualitative methods course. To complete the program, students have the opportunity to present a research project on a covered sociological area through a senior seminar course.

Learning Format:

Online and on campus

Program Length:

120 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Saint Leo University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

To be awarded the sociology bachelor's degree from Saint Leo University, students must complete 120 credits. They are categorized as such: 15 core requirements, 42 University Explorations requirements, and 21 elective requirements. Another 42 general elective credits must be earned to finish out the 120-credit-hour degree requirement. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Saint Leo University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Requirements (15 credits)

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Methods of Social Research I: Quantitative Methods
  • Methods of Social Research II: Qualitative Methods
  • Sociological Theory
  • Comprehensive Sociology Examination
  • Senior Seminar in Sociology

University Explorations Requirements (42 credits)

  • Academic Writing I
  • Academic Writing II
  • College Mathematics (MAT 131 or higher)
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • The Human Adventure courses including two of the following:
    • Economics for Life
    • Immigration: The Changing Face of America
    • Revolution Now! Democracy in Troubled Times
    • Psychological Well Being: How to be Sane in an Insane World
    • The McDonaldization of Society
  • The Human Mosaic courses including one of the following:
    • Curves Ahead: Women Artists and the Female Form
    • Native American History & Life: More Than Tipis & Tomahawks
    • Feeding the Planet: Challenges and Opportunities for the 21st Century
    • Building a Multiracial Society
    • Once Upon a Time: Readings in Folklore and Culture
  • Science in a Changing World courses including two of the following:
    • Evaluating the Predictions of Global Warming
    • Is Evolution True? Your Inner Fish
    • Human Ecology
    • Energy and Its Impact on Global Society
    • Science in Science Fiction
  • The Creative Life courses including two of the following:
    • Living the Theatre: Dramatic Skills for all Disciplines
    • Giants of the Arts
    • Spirituals to Rock and Roll: The Story of How American Popular Music Conquered the World
    • Love and Desire in Literature
    • Monsters and the Monstrous in Literature
    • On the Proverbial Road: Journeys of Transformation in Narrative
    • Writing Wild: Exploring the Four Genres
    • Making Sense of the Sound: The Art of Listening Well to Great Music
  • Philosophy courses including one of the following:
    • Encountering the Real: Faith and Philosophical Enquiry
    • Thinking and Doing Ethics
  • Religion courses including two of the following:
    • The Emergence of Christianity: Examination of Foundational Christian Texts
    • Christian Spiritual Vision
    • Many Are Called, but Who Is Chosen? Christian Understandings of Salvation
    • World Religions: East and West

Elective Requirements (21 credits)

  • Minimum of five sociology courses at the 300-400 level

General Elective Requirements (42 credits)

  • As many as necessary to meet the 120 credit hours required for degree completion

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

If graduates would like to conduct more in-depth research or focus on teaching or societal change, they could consider applying to a master's degree program in sociology. Master's degree candidates could be able to learn about curriculum design and adult learning theories during these programs. Here are examples of potential advanced degree programs:

  • Master of Arts in Sociology
  • Master of Science in Sociology with a concentration in Education
  • Master of Arts in Sociology with a concentration in Social Psychology

Career Paths:

Students who were educated at Saint Leo University could be able to apply their knowledge of such topics as globalization and urbanization in the workplace. Jobs might be pursued in the areas of law enforcement, government, business, or marketing. Listed below is a sampling of possible career options for graduates of the Bachelor of Arts program in sociology:

  • Social services worker
  • Public relations consultant
  • Counselor
  • Human resources manager
  • Charitable marketer