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Undergraduate Majors

Ohio University's nine undergraduate colleges offer more than 250 programs of study. Students may select from a wide variety of majors, minors and certificates. While most undergraduate programs at the Athens campus are designed to be completed in four years, a limited number of two-year degree programs are available as well.

Sociology Major (B.A.)

Major code BA4251

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

Charlie Morgan, contact person
morganc3@ohio.edu

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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