Bachelor of Arts

Sociology

Central to Cultivating Understanding.

CCSU’s BA in Sociology prepares students to become thoughtful, engaged, and responsible citizens in an interdependent world. 

The program provides students with a firm understanding of the complex social structures and processes that connect their private lives and experiences to their present society as well as to the multi-varied characteristics of a global society. This process involves developing the capacities for conceptualizing problems, locating them within general sociological paradigms, and evaluating solutions based on empirical analysis, established research, and the diverse needs, interests, and identities of affected communities.  

Program Features

  • Attend full- or part-time
  • Classes on-campus and in hybrid format
  • Small class sizes
  • Award-winning faculty (EIT Teaching Award, BOR Teaching Award, Rainbow Award)
  • Senior Seminar Conference
  • Community Research Methods Class
  • Participation in the Eastern Sociological Annual Meeting presenting research
  • Internship and study abroad opportunities
  • Financial aid and scholarships available
  • Free on-campus child care available 

 - Gayle McDermott ’16

My education at CCSU helped me to understand and connect with others that I normally would not have. It had also helped me to navigate through my master’s and taught me respect for others’ opinions, cultures, and beliefs by understanding that there is more to a person than what you see within a work environment.Each of my professors brought out the best in me and I do have to give high-fives and much kudos to Professor O’Connor for his support and faith and the confidence I needed to push forward and admit that I have the ‘eye’ when it came to my photography.

- Gayle McDermott ’16

Did You Know?

CCSU’s Career Development Office works to place Sociology students in 4-credit internship programs with organizations like Teach for America, Americorps, Peace Corps, Boston Teacher Residency, and more.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Students acquire the sociological perspective with its three central aspects: the link between private troubles and public issues (i.e., The individual experience and the larger social processes); the preeminence of social structures and their influence; and the value of empirical analysis.
  2. Students gain a liberal education characterized by: literacy; numeracy; skills in abstract logical thinking; historical consciousness; understanding science and scientific inquiry; values and their relationship to a variety of life situations; and international and multicultural experience.
  3. Students develop knowledge and analytical skills necessary for successful careers in community agencies, government, private employment, and non-profit organizations.
  4. Students develop knowledge and analytical skills necessary for successful careers in community agencies, government, private employment, and non-profit organizations.
  5. Students acquire a foundation for graduate and professional education.

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