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Sociology Major Program

Bachelor of Arts Degree

At Briar Cliff, we study sociology through the lens of our Franciscan mission. We are dedicated to turning data and statistics into useful information that can help make the world a better place. 

Our Siouxland Research Center partners with public, private and non-profit organizations to conduct affordable research; while also giving our students professional experience with the some of today's most modern research technology and techniques.  

Our students have pursued graduate degrees or careers as teachers, lawyers, researchers, counselors, social workers, and dozens of other occupations devoted to making a difference.

As sociologists, we know this for certain: the impact you have depends on the choices you make.

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Core Sociology Major Courses

SOCY 124 - Principles of Sociology
SOCY 228 - Contemporary Global Problems
SOCY 340 - Social Science Research Methods
SOCY 341 - Statistical Analysis
SOCY 439 - Sociological Theory
SOCY 490 - Social Research Internship

Additional Program Requirements

Sociology majors must also take an additional 18 hours in sociology electives, of which a minimum of 12 hours must be comprised of 300-level courses and above.

Students may have no more than one "D" grade count toward their major coursework.