Sociology, B.A.

Program Locations

The Bachelor of Arts in Sociology is located at the following locations:

About this Program

Wayland’s sociology degree program introduces students to the real-world aspects of social work and social justice through a wide range of courses.

With a focus on how social and cultural forces impact behavior, students seeking a Bachelor of Arts or Science in Sociology study topics such as poverty, racial and gender inequality, deviance, food insecurity, and mental health.

Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Arts or Science in Sociology are positioned to attend graduate school in sociology or social work, or to work in social/human services field immediately after they graduate. This includes working for non-profit community organizations that help alleviate social problems. 

Students must take 30 hours in their major field of study, 27 of which must be upper division.

While pursuing a major in sociology, students will take courses like Social Problems, Individual and Society, Introduction to Social Work, Case Management, and Cultural Diversity. Students will also fulfill a practicum that includes supervised field experience with community agencies, emphasizing integration of theory and practice in social work.

Requirements

A Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology  requires 124 semester hours. A total of 30 hours in sociology are required, 27 must be upper-level.

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Meet Dr. Redmond

Dr. Deidre Redmond is an Associate Professor of Sociology.

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Related Programs / Majors / Minors 

Careers 

  • Warden
  • Professor
  • Counselor
  • Statistician
  • Criminologist
  • Public Policy
  • Adoption Services
  • Community Organizer
  • Institutional Research
  • Human Rights Officer
  • Mental Health Services
  • Child Protective Services
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Human Services Professional
  • Developmental Disability Services
  • Social Work in Health Professions
  • Newspaper and Magazine Reporting
  • Not-for-Profit Executive Director

Organizations that Employ Sociologists 

  • Gallup
  • Universities
  • Pew Research
  • Census Bureau
  • Department of Justice
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • National Institutes of Health
  • State and Local Government
  • Department of Health and Human Services

Famous Sociologists 

  • Karl Marx
  • Jane Addams
  • Tufuku Zuberi
  • W.E.B. Dubois
  • August Comte
  • Dalton Conley
  • Emile Durkheim
  • Erving Goffman
  • Harriet Martineu
  • Michel Foucault
  • Michelle Obama
  • Pierre Bourdieu
  • Pepper Schwartz
  • Robin Williams
  • Ronald Reagan
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Anthony Giddens
  • Charles Horton Cooley
  • Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

SOCIOLOGY AT WBU
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT DR. REDMOND

Dr. Deidre Redmond

Associate Professor of Sociology
Wayland Baptist University
Phone: 806-291-1181
email: deidre.redmond@wbu.edu

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