Sociology is the scientific study of society and human behavior. We examine how our social structure—that is the organization of our society and factors such as race and gender—operate to influence group behavior and individual choices. Sociologists highlight the importance of problem solving and using reliable data in decision making so our students at Augusta University gain desirable skills including data analyses, statistical reasoning and empathetic understanding. Students can complete a sociology major online or face-to-face or a by taking a combination at Augusta University.
Active learning in a Sociology class
Pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology enables students to learn sociological concepts and theories that help them analyze and understand basic social structures and relations between people, groups, organizations and societies.
Students will practice critical thinking and communication skills that prepare them for graduate study and a wide range of careers.
You can apply all the skills you acquire while earning your sociology degree in a variety of fields. A recent study by the American Sociological Association showed that the largest number of sociology graduates were working in social services or as counselors.
We also find that many of our sociology graduates at Augusta University have careers where they are helping others. One of our recent graduates is working as a youth development coordinator at a domestic violence shelter while another graduate is loving her job helping those just released from prison obtain jobs that help keep them out of prison. Other graduates are working as a volunteer services manager for a hospice organization and addiction counselors. Another has started her own nonprofit organization to help those with Lupus.
Other graduates go onto graduate school and we have a number who are professors across the U.S., while others have gone into the clergy. The possibilities are endless.
Sociology and Criminal Justice Students must complete Exit Exams; All majors must complete exit survey in term they graduate.