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BA in Sociology

Individuals interested in the areas of human services and social science should consider the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology program at Southern New Hampshire University. Learn more about the sociological concepts explored in this online Bachelor of Arts in Sociology program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

School Offering Program:

Southern New Hampshire University

Program Prerequisites:

Interested applicants to the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology program may have a curiosity about the formation and function of communities. All applicants to Southern New Hampshire University programs must have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

Program Description:

Southern New Hampshire University's Bachelor of Arts in Sociology program analyzes the issues facing societies - including economic limitations, poverty, racism, sexism, ageism, and population concerns. Additional coursework offered covers topics in building sustainable communities, cultural anthropology, and the sociology of aging, gender, family, crime and violence, deviant behavior, and minority relations. Students have the option to complete a community services-related volunteer experience and/or a social science internship.

Learning Format:

Online

Financial Aid Available:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify, plus a 30 percent tuition discount for active-duty service members and their spouses. Contact the SNHU Financial Aid office to learn more about your financial aid options.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology:

Sociology Major Courses

  • SOC 112 - Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 213 - Sociology of Social Problems
  • SCS 224 - Social Science Research Methods
  • SOC 325 - Sociological Perspectives
  • SOC 317 - Sociology of the Family
  • SCS 444 - Capstone Colloquium
  • Select one course from the following:
    • SOC 324: Sociology of Crime and Violence
    • SOC 320: Sociology of Gender
    • SOC 330: Sociology of Minority Relations
  • Internship Requirement - select one course from the following, or take a Sociology elective:
    • SOC 291 - Experiential Learning
    • SOC 490 - Community Sociology Internship
  • 12 credit hours in Social and Behavioral Sciences (ATH, GEO, ECO, HSE, POL, PSY, SOC) with a minimum of 9 credits at the 300/400 level

General Education Courses

  • 12 credits of Foundation Area courses
  • 24 credits of Exploration Area courses
  • 9 credits of Integration Area courses

(Note: Students must take MAT 240 as General Education requirements.)

Free Electives

  • 30 credits of free elective courses

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Depending on their professional goals, graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology program may wish to continue their education by pursuing a related master's degree. There are a variety of master's programs that graduates could choose from, including:

  • Master of Arts in Sociology
  • Master of Social Science
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Career Paths:

The Bachelor of Arts in Sociology program is designed to prepare students for a wide range of positions within the human and social services fields. Graduates could seek entry-level positions in places such as non-profit organizations, government agencies, research institutions, and corporations. Possible positions include:

  • Case Manager
  • Community Health Organizer
  • Health Policy Lobbyist
  • Public Health Educator
  • Consumer Advocate

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