Saint Leo University

BA in Sociology - Diversity and Inequality

Students interested in preparing for a career in human or public services learning more about causes and consequences of social inequalities may consider earning their Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a specialization in Diversity and Inequality. Read more about this Saint Leo University's program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a specialization in Diversity and Inequality

School Offering Program:

Saint Leo University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Students applying to the BA in Sociology with a specialization in Diversity and Inequality may have exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal and the desire to work effectively in an industry that is focused on building relationships with people. All applicants to Saint Leo University must have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have other requirements.

Program Description:

The BA in Sociology with a specialization in Diversity and Inequality program at Saint Leo University offers students the chance to gain foundational understandings of the theories and methods used in sociological research. Through a multidisciplinary curriculum, students have can develop their writing, analytical, problem-solving, research, and critical thinking skill sets, all of which can be applied to work in the field of sociology. Students may become prepared for careers in human or public services including in law, education, or non-profit work. The Diversity and Inequality specialization allows students to explore the causes and consequences of social inequalities in society and also helps to equip students with the necessary skill set to work with diverse populations.

Learning Format:

On campus and online

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 the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a specialization in Diversity and Inequality:

Students are required to complete a total of 120 credits, comprised of core courses, specialization courses, major elective courses, 'University Exploration' courses, and general electives. While not required, students are strongly encouraged to take Spanish language courses. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Saint Leo University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

University Exploration Required Courses (42 credits)

  • Academic Writing I
  • Academic Writing II
  • College Mathematics
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Choose two of the following 'The Human Adventure' courses:
    • Economics for Life
    • Immigration: The Changing Face of America
    • Revolution Now! Democracy in Troubled Times
    • Psychology Well Being: How to be Sane in an Insane World
    • The McDonaldization of Society
  • Choose one of the following 'The Human Mosaic' courses:
    • 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
    • Television and the American Family: Your Shows, My Shows
    • Building a Multiracial Society
    • Once Upon a Time: Readings in Folklore and Culture
  • Choose two of the following 'Science in a Changing World' courses:
    • Evaluating the Predictions of Global Warming
    • Is Evolution True? Your Inner Fish
    • Human Ecology
    • Energy and its Impact of Global Society
    • Science in Science Fiction
  • Choose two of the following 'The Creative Life' courses:
    • 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
  • Choose one of the following 'Reflective and Spiritual Life - Philosophy' courses:
    • Encountering the Real: Faith and Philosophical Enquiry
    • Thinking and Doing Ethics
  • Choose two of the following 'Reflective and Spiritual Life - Religion' courses:
    • The Emergency of Christianity: Examinations of Foundational Christian Texts
    • Christian Spiritual Vision
    • Many are Called, but Who is Chosen? Christian Understandings of Salvation
    • World Religions: East and West

Core Courses (15 credits)

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Methods of Social Research I: Quantitative Methods
  • Methods of Social Research II: Qualitative Methods
  • Sociological Theory
  • Senior Seminar in Sociology
  • Students are also required to take a Comprehensive Sociology Examination

Diversity and Inequality Specialization Courses (21 credits)

  • Global Social Change and Development
  • Sex and Gender
  • The Social Ladder: Diversity and Inequality in America
  • Race and Ethnic Relations
  • 9 credits worth of 300/400-level Sociology courses.

General Electives Requirements (42 credits)

  • Students must complete enough electives credits to earn a total of 120 credits.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education

Graduates from the BA in Sociology program with a specialization in Diversity and Inequality may consider earning their master's degree in social work. Earning a more advanced degree may allow graduates to take on further responsibilities and may offer new job prospects. Some master's degree programs that graduates could consider include:

  • Master of Arts in Sociology
  • Master of Social Work Program
  • Master of Social Work with a specialization in Advanced Clinical Practice

Career Paths

Saint Leo University's BA in Sociology with a specialization in Diversity and Inequality could help students gain the knowledge and skills to take on a variety of careers in both the public and private sector. Career opportunities that graduates with this specialization may consider pursuing include:

  • Diversity trainer
  • Public relations specialist
  • Case manager
  • Marketing/data analyst
  • Human resources manager

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