Overview of Program

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Sociology applies the methods of social science to understand how broader social forces influence our thoughts, beliefs and behavior. It provides an important background for careers in human resources, education, business, law, social work, criminal justice, politics, arts, sports, and public administration. Students may select from a broad range of courses related to contemporary issues and problems; inter-group relations, popular culture, social movements and social change, modernity and post-modernity, family patterns and relationships, sexuality, crime and deviance, environmental and social problems, globalization, and field experiences.

Advising Guides

Advising Guides have been developed as a supplemental advising tool for students. Please use this link to reference the requirements you will need to follow. The requirements will depend on the student's "catalog year" or the year he or she began their study at UCCS. For further information, contact an advisor by phone (719) 255-3260 or go to UCCS Student Success to access your Advising Guide for Sociology. After clicking on  the Advising  Guides link, please navigate first to College of Letters Arts and Sciences, then Sociology Advising Guides. 

Sociology Core Student Learning Outcomes - BA

  1. To demonstrate critical thinking.
  2. By graduation, students will be able to write in a clear, logical manner.
  3. By graduation, the students will be able to clearly express sociological knowledge in verbal communication.
  4. To understand, analyze, and assess social experience and behavior, using the core theoretical perspectives in sociology.
  5. To collect, analyze, and interpret sociological data effectively.
  6. To understand key social phenomena of deviance, globalization, social change, multiculturalism, structural inequality, and the intersections of race, class, gender, and other forms of stratification.

Sociology Course Descriptions