Drury GO Bachelor of Science in Sociology

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Develop your skills in understanding people. You’ll dig into the social factors affecting institutions and organizations, including:

  • Race and ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Education
  • Social class

Program Overview

Sociology provides valuable insights into social factors that affect how institutions and organizations operate, to include race, ethnicity, gender, age, education, and social class.
It is common for sociology majors to find employment in the nonprofit sector as well as community and social movement organizations.
In addition to the course offerings, departmental majors are encouraged to work in community, social and/or correctional agencies where they can apply classroom knowledge to real problems.

Program Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate fundamental knowledge and comprehension of major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in the behavioral sciences and how these apply to behavioral phenomena.
  • Use the scientific approach, skeptical inquiry, and critical thinking to solve problems related to behavior, institutions, and/or organizations.
  • Develop ethically and socially responsible behaviors for professional and personal settings in a landscape that involves increasing diversity.
  • Demonstrate competence in writing and oral communication.
  • Optimize career readiness by utilizing disciplinary content and developing effective self-reflection, project-management skills, and teamwork skills.

Career Information

Jobs in sociology are projected to grow 8.9% by the year 2028 nationally. The median annual wage is $50,090.

Many career paths like require specific licensures or an advanced degree. A Bachelor of Science in Sociology will prepare you to work in a wide range of fields, including:

  • Social and community service management
    • Projected growth: 13%
    • Median annual wage: $67,150
  • Counseling for substance abuse, behavioral disorders, and general mental health
    • Projected growth: 22.5%
    • Median annual wage: $44,630
  • Probation and correctional treatment work
    • Projected growth: 3.3%
    • Median annual wage: $53,020
  • Marriage and family therapy
    • Projected growth: 22.3%
    • Median annual wage: $50,090
  • Social work
    • Projected growth: 11.5%
    • Median annual wage: $49,470

To earn this degree, you will complete General Education courses plus at least 36 credit hours specific to your Bachelor of Science in Sociology degree.