Bachelor of Arts in
The Bachelor of Arts in Sociology emphasizes the systematic study of human behavior in social groups. It focuses on how people coordinate their activities to achieve both individual and collective goals. Sociology places primary importance on the social group within the larger society and seeks to explain the broad range of human behavior as it is influenced by the social context. Thus, Sociology studies the major issues of our times and seeks to understand their complexity and predict their future. It investigates how patterns of social activity originate, what sustains them, why they take on form rather than another, and how they change.
Career opportunities for Sociology majors include a variety of agencies at the federal, state, and municipal levels, as well as private non-profit and private for-profit organizations.
Students complete the equivalent of 2 years of lower division coursework at a community college prior to applying for admission to CSUB. Transfer courses will include all lower division general education requirements. Sixty transferable semester units or ninety quarter units are required for admission to CSUB.
The Sociology department provides a diversified major and satisfies all of the following requirements: General Education, American Institutions, Upper Division Writing Competency, and Gender/Racy/Ethnicity Studies