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Sociology

Sociology explores how people create and maintain society, develop culture and organize the patterns of their lives in families, groups and institutions. BSC offers students the first two years of study toward a bachelor's degree in sociology, anthropology or social and criminal justice.

Overview

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Sociology

Description

Students may complete the first two years of study toward a bachelor’s degree in sociology, anthropology or social and criminal justice by following the suggested curriculum. Sociology is the discipline that explores how people create and maintain society, develop culture and organize the patterns of their lives in families, groups and institutions. Through sociology, students develop skills in analysis, communication and reasoning.

Preparation

High school class suggestions include sociology, psychology and/or other social sciences, math preparation for college algebra and/or statistics, and writing.

Requirements

Students completing the suggested curriculum earn an Associate in Arts degree. 

Bismarck State College has many cooperative, articulation, or transfer agreements with postsecondary institutions both inside and outside of the North Dakota University System. Some of these agreements are established to allow students to remain on campus as they complete their bachelor’s degree. In all cases, students seeking to transfer after completing a degree at BSC should consult the academic catalog of their destination college and work with their academic advisor to plan for this transition.

Career Opportunities

A bachelor’s degree in sociology prepares students for graduate studies in criminal justice, law, public administration, or sociology.

Career opportunities: administrator, consultant, human service professional, researcher, personnel director, teacher.

 

Contacts

Dr. Nita Wirtz • Schafer Hall 212B
701-224-5440

nita.wirtz@bismarckstate.edu

Degree Plans