University of Pittsburgh BradfordAcademics
Sociology - BA

Program Contact: Dr. Helene Lawson

Interested in social life? No, not that kind of social life. We’re talking about the study of group life and relationships. Life in cities and the country. Family patterns and social class. Still interested? Then our sociology major may be for you.

As a sociology student, you’ll learn all about those groups and much more. And, you’ll get a chance to research a topic of your choice. Our students have studied some pretty interesting subjects: Women who tend bar. The rituals that baseball players follow. Why people dance. The effects of divorce on children. Gender differences in video games. You may get the chance to present your research or have it published, which will look great on a resume. 

When you graduate, you’ll be prepared  to work in several areas. At a government agency, community organizations or school. At a correctional facility, public relations firms or with an industry. Or, you can go on to graduate school to study law, social work, higher education and public administration or another area.

What you can do with a degree in Sociology . Suggested 4-year plan of study.

Course Requirements in the Major

Other Required Courses

Course Requirements for Areas of Concentration - The Individual in Society
Select Two Courses - One Must be Upper-Level (6 cr.)

Course Requirements for Areas of Concentration - Inequalities and Social Differences
Select Two Courses - One Must be Upper-Level (6 cr.)

Course Requirements for Areas of Concentration - Social Institutions
Select Two Courses - One Must be Upper-Level (6 cr.)

Course Requirements for Areas of Concentration - Psychology
Select Two Courses (6 cr.)

Total Credits for the Major:  43

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