Are you interested in how society is organized and why people do what they do? Do you enjoy learning about and working with people of different backgrounds? Are you the kind of person who wants to make a difference in the community? The B.A. or B.S. in Sociology program allows you to research and analyze the most critical issues in the United States today. With the opportunity to choose a sociology concentration in general studies, human services, and cultural and diversity studies, the rigorous curriculum gives students flexible career opportunities: enter graduate school in a social science field, or begin their professional career at work.

Course Requirements

Students pursuing this major must complete the requirements linked below.

Students majoring in Sociology also have the option of earning a concentration in the following areas:

Why Choose This Degree?

A B.A. or B.S. in Sociology offers a flexible career path and allows you to:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of how human behavior is shaped by the groups people belong to and interact with
  • Strengthen your research, communication, critical thinking, and ethical reasoning skills
  • Prepare you to enter the workforce in a variety of professions or continue your studies in graduate school

Why Earn it at Greensboro College?

At Greensboro College, earning a B.A. or B.S. in Sociology means you will have the unique opportunities to:

  • Deepen your understanding of sociology by focusing your studies to one of three concentrations: general studies, human services, and cultural and diversity studies.
  • Gain hands-on experience for a career in your field through internships and community service activities
  • Build your understanding of diverse communities of people through research and group projects
  • Have one-on-one time with professors and advisors to ensure you stay on track with your career goals

What Can I Do After Graduation?

With your B.A. or B.S. in Sociology, you will be prepared to further your education with a graduate degree in sociology, social work, counseling, education, or law. You may also head to work as a:

  • Social worker/Case manager
  • School counselor
  • Child development specialist
  • Diversity & Inclusion trainer
  • Community Health Worker
  • Substance abuse counselor
  • Community organizer
  • Non-profit administrator
  • Human Resources representative
  • Market research analyst
  • Survey Researcher/Pollster
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • College admissions counselor
  • Environmental organizer
  • Family planning worker
  • Housing coordinator
  • Urban & community planner
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“I loved the GC Honors program and Greensboro College. I felt safe and a sense of genuine belonging at the college. I worked closely with my thesis advisor and professors who helped inspire me to define my path and passion of interest. That path has led me to my doctoral studies in Engineering Mechanics.”

- Joshua Fitzgerald, Class of ’19, Mathematics Major

Joshua currently studies astrodynamics at Virginia Tech University and is an Engineering Mechanics Ph.D. Candidate.