Sociology provides insight into how social class, race, ethnicity, gender, and age influence everything in society. This includes individual lives as well at the operation of social systems like education, health, politics, law and order, and the economy.

Learn how various social categories influence individual and institutional behavior and how individual experiences in turn shape the existing societal social structure. Issues of interest include poverty, racial and gender inequalities, crime, health, education, and economic inequalities, and urban communities. At the global level, sociologists are interested in the study of migration, population growth, globalization, and economic development. 

Majoring in sociology prepares students for graduate school and a wide variety of careers, such as social psychology, criminology or criminal justice, social research, social work, public administration, organizational research, business, education, market research, health services research, law, and community planning.

The Sociology program offers an 18 credit minor in Sociology and a 15 credit minor in Medical Sociology. The Medical Sociology minor is based on the growing recognition that health cannot be understood simply as a biological phenomenon, but also a social phenomenon, which means considering how social, cultural, political and economic factors influence individual and group health outcomes.

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Degree Level: Undergraduate
Degree Type: B.A.
School: College of Arts and Sciences
Offered as a Major: Yes
Offered as a Minor: Yes
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Sociology provides insight into how social class, race, ethnicity, gender, and age influence everything in society. This includes individual lives as well at the operation of social systems like education, health, politics, law and order, and the economy.

Learn how various social categories influence individual and institutional behavior and how individual experiences in turn shape the existing societal social structure. Issues of interest include poverty, racial and gender inequalities, crime, health, education, and economic inequalities, and urban communities. At the global level, sociologists are interested in the study of migration, population growth, globalization, and economic development. 

Majoring in sociology prepares students for graduate school and a wide variety of careers, such as social psychology, criminology or criminal justice, social research, social work, public administration, organizational research, business, education, market research, health services research, law, and community planning.

The Sociology program offers an 18 credit minor in Sociology and a 15 credit minor in Medical Sociology. The Medical Sociology minor is based on the growing recognition that health cannot be understood simply as a biological phenomenon, but also a social phenomenon, which means considering how social, cultural, political and economic factors influence individual and group health outcomes.

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The affordable tuition for the Sociology, B.A. (Weekdays for Women) degree program in CAS is $590 per credit hour.

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Through an understanding of social constructs and cultural biases and norms, Trinity's sociology degree empowers you to make positive changes in your community and the world at large.

Learn In Demand Skills

  • causal analysis: survey, observational, and evaluating strategies
  • feminist methods
  • database management
  • statistical data analysis using statistical software

Gain Experience: Recent Internships

Recent internship sites include the Department of Education, National Geographic Magazine, the National Museum of American History, the American Sociological Association, The Family Place, and the Children’s Defense Fund.

Prepare for Success: Potential Careers

  • Market Research Analyst
  • Family Services Counselor
  • Demographer
  • Caseworker
  • College Admissions Counselor
  • Personnel Manager
  • Public Administrator
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Lawyer
  • Probation Officer

Featured Sociology, B.A. (Weekdays for Women) Courses

SOCY 100 Introduction to Sociology
SSC 350 Interdisciplinary Research Methods
SOCY 421 Sociological Theory

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