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Sociology Major (B.A.)

Program Overview

The sociology major is designed for students who seek to develop a rigorous understanding of research methods, sociological theories, and how everyday lives and actions are influenced by broader social structures, contexts and processes.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

With valuable skills in critical thinking, research methods, statistics, and writing, those with a sociology degree find meaningful and rewarding employment in variety of careers. Career opportunities for sociology majors exist with private companies, social service agencies, higher education, local, state, and federal government, and organizations of all kinds. For example, graduates may find work in the areas of community organizing, labor relations, law, minority affairs, rural development, urban planning, economic and environmental sustainability, healthcare, disability services, social welfare, substance abuse, immigration, juvenile delinquency, counseling, criminal justice, and many technical and scientific fields. Employers now look most favorably on candidates with strong analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills, all of which we emphasize in our program.

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Academic Catalog

The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
Academic Catalog

Program Details

Degree
Bachelor of Arts
Code
BA4251

Contact

College of Arts and Sciences 
Sociology and Anthropology 
Bentley Annex 162
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1350
Fax: 740.593.1365
socanth@ohio.edu
https://www.ohio.edu/cas/socanth/contact

Administrative Contact

Cindy Anderson, Chair
andersc2@ohio.edu
Charlie Morgan, contact person
morganc3@ohio.edu