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Bachelor Degree in Sociology

B.A. or B.S. in sociology

Sociology is the scientific study of social life, social change and social causes and consequences of human behavior. The sociology program provides exposure to human cultures around the world, critical thinking, intellectual skills, research skills and integrative learning about the U.S. and world at large.

These skills provide for a wide array of career possibilities in jobs requiring knowledge of human behavior and group interaction and/or skills in conducting research. 

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Students in many majors, such as sociology, connect with each other by sharing their experiences and learning opportunities.

The K-State difference

K-State’s sociology program awards several scholarships to sociology students on an annual basis. Additionally, junior- or senior-year students may participate in a professional supervised internship in a social service or criminal justice agency directly related to their career interests and aspirations.

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Did you know?

K-State’s Criminology Club and the Delta chapter of Kansas Alpha Kappa Delta National Honorary Society provide opportunities for students to further their professional and campus interests.

Courses and curriculum

K-State offers a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Art in sociology, providing a basic core of sociology classes and opportunities to select additional courses designed around interests and goals, including options in:

  • Criminology
  • Community, Agriculture, Food, and Environment (CAFÉ)
  • Social Inequalities

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Further your education

Concurrent B.A./B.S. in Sociology (or Criminology) and Masters of Sociology
Sociology (M.A.)
Sociology (Ph.D.)

What can I do with a degree in sociology?

Many students choose to continue through graduate studies, while others pursue a wide range of occupations, including:

View more career options in sociology

Career Center

The Career Center offers an extensive career library, free assessments for exploring major/careers, job search training, career advising, employer connections, and a staff dedicated to assisting students in the career development process

Tuition and Scholarships

Learn more about the $42 million in scholarships Kansas State University awards to students each year!

Additional K-State opportunities

Undergraduate research

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At a public research university like K-State, you'll have direct access to research opportunities from the start. K-State undergraduates have studied sustainable energy, cancer cells, musical lyrics and many other topics alongside nationally renowned faculty at K-State's 90-plus research centers.

Study abroad

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Studying in another country not only allows you to experience the wonders of another culture, but it also broadens your horizons and makes you a stronger citizen in our global society. There are more than 85 countries currently participating in K-State's education abroad programs!

Health professions

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Whether you are interested in a career in human or animal health, K-State is a great place to start the journey toward becoming a healthcare professional. You will have a dedicated health professions advisor who will help you navigate the professional school application process for your chosen healthcare field.


Pre-law  >

Did you know that K-State pre-law students are accepted into law school at a rate substantially exceeding the national average? In preparing for law school, you will work with a dedicated pre-law advisor and select the major of your choice in any department in any college within the university.

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