Sociology, BA

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

Admissions Contact

Undergraduate Recruitment & Admissions

Academic Contact

Dr. A. Fiona Pearson
Ebenezer D. Bassett Hall 317-05

Academic Department


I absolutely loved going to Central and being in the Sociology program. I have always been interested in knowing more about human relationships and interactions and why people act the way they do. I appreciated that there were so many fascinating classes to take, and the major allowed me to have a broad range of choices in what I wanted to do when I graduated. I also really enjoyed getting to know my professors. They all really took the time to make sure we were understanding the material and were a source of support.

Amanda Taylor ’17

Did You Know?

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply a sociological perspective which demonstrates an understanding of the link between private troubles and public issues; the preeminence of social structures and their influence; and the value of empirical analysis.
  2. Demonstrate foundational research and writing skills, including effective use of vocabulary, organization, and references to support a clear sociologically-informed thesis.
  3. Ability to develop well-organized and plausible arguments, demonstrating a sound knowledge of sociological concepts.
  4. Perform sociological research by locating, analyzing, synthesizing, and interpreting sociologically relevant data to address research questions and draw evidenced-based conclusions.
  5. Communicate findings from sociological research orally and writing in a professional context.