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Sociology (BS)

Of human interest.

Humans are fascinating. If you’re interested in learning how people interact, behave and function in society—within groups large and small—a degree in sociology would appeal to you.

When you study sociology at ACU, you’ll gain an understanding of our social world—how and why it’s changing. You’ll examine relationships between people in their communities, families, churches, workplaces and other groups. Through this, you’ll develop an appreciation for diversity and hone skills in research, writing, data analysis, problem solving and critical thinking. In our information-oriented society, these diverse qualities will make you valuable to organizations of all kinds.

A degree in sociology also provides a strong foundation for graduate, medical or law school.

Program Overview

Credit hours University Requirements: 56 credit hours
+ Major Requirements: 39 credit hours
+ Electives: 33 credit hours
= Total Required: 128 credit hours*
*Based on track selection
Tracks N/A
Department Communication and Sociology
School/College College of Arts and Sciences


You’ll take courses such as:

  • Sociology of Aging
  • Urban and Community Studies
  • Social Statistics
  • Inequality and Social Justice
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What can you do after graduation?

  • Human Resource Manager
  • Statistician
  • Social Media Strategist
  • Social Researcher
  • Career Counselor
  • Consumer Researcher
  • Housing Coordinator
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Public Relations Associate
  • Foreign Service Officer
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Clubs and Activities

Sociology majors gain practical experience in several ways, including:

  • Student-faculty research
  • Service work
  • ACU Crow Reservation summer internship
  • Internships in professional settings
  • Alpha Kappa Delta (sociology honor society)

About the Department of Communication and Sociology

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The Department of Communication and Sociology equips graduates to communicate skillfully, conduct research, think critically, globally and missionally to prepare them for service in a variety of careers. Our faculty are known for expertise and excellence in both scholarship and teaching. A close-knit group, their teaching exemplifies the seamless integration of Christian faith values and expertise in their fields of study.

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Ready to Be a Part?

We’re eager to see not only what you can accomplish with an ACU education, but how your unique perspective can enrich your fellow classmates and ACU as a whole.