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Bachelor of Arts in Sociology: Applied Sociology Concentration

The Bachelor of Arts: Applied Sociology concentration helps you to understand the world and your place in it while you develop social and technical skills that matter in the workplace.

The program gives you a solid academic foundation in sociology, then applies your knowledge of sociological principles to the real world, in real time. The applied sociology program also builds computer literacy and communication, interpersonal, leadership and analytical skills — all basic skills that are in demand both in the workplace and in graduate school.

What do sociologists study?

Sociologists study all aspects of social life. These are some of the topics that sociologists are interested in:

  • Social problems
  • Substance abuse
  • Social deviance and conformity
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Education
  • Populations and family life
  • Social interaction
  • Gender, race and class
  • Social psychology
  • Criminology
  • Culture and social change
  • Aging
  • Sport
  • Work

Career options

The applied sociology concentration prepares you for a wide range of job opportunities, including employment as a mediator, group facilitator or organization consultant.

Graduates of the program may work as solo practitioners or consultants, or in settings such as:

  • Industry
  • Government
  • Higher education
  • Social Services
  • Criminal justice
  • Youth programs
  • Faith-based programs
  • Law
  • Research institutes
  • Hospitals
  • Museums
  • Voluntary associations

Learn more

In addition to the applied sociology concentration, Cal U also offers a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a minor in sociology. Read more in our course catalog.

To learn more about the applied sociology program, contact:

Dr. Elizabeth (Libby) Larsen, program director
Department of Modern Languages, Philosophy and Socio-Cultural Studies