Discover how to leverage your intellectual drive in the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology degree program at the University of Central Missouri. Our BA in Sociology prepares you to take action in your community to solve problems, all while building an understanding of social dynamics and critical-thinking skills.
You’ll learn sociology’s applied power from faculty mentors who impart their field experience to you through courses relevant in today’s world. From prolific research to experience with the sociological issues of community engagement, a wide variety of classes are available to fit your interests.
How to choose the BS or BA in Sociology degree
UCM offers two Sociology degrees: a BS program and a BA program.
If you want to work for an international organization or with non-English-speaking populations, the BA degree in Sociology may be best for you, because you get to study a foreign language.
If you’re interested primarily in focusing on the science behind sociology, direct community-level problem solving and analytics, the BS in Sociology degree is your best choice.
Regardless of which track you choose, you get the same high-quality instruction and guidance from our program faculty on the Warrensburg campus. Our graduates often say that our caring, dedicated faculty are one of main highlights of the Sociology bachelor’s program.
98% job and grad school placement rate
Develop social analysis skills and an appreciation for humanities traditions — such as conceptual theory, writing, the arts and languages — in the University of Central Missouri’s BA degree in Sociology. You’ll also learn the strategies needed to apply them in the field through a variety of courses.
In addition to language classes, your coursework will be anchored in cultural and historical context through classes such as:
Community research projects
Apply what you’re learning in your undergraduate courses to small research projects, which are incorporated into most classes in the Sociology BA program. Do you wonder what a Sociology degree can do for you? These projects allow you to use your new skills to improve community organizations — and even practice your developing foreign language skills.
For example, you could use data to show a library how to apply their resources to improve operations, or create employee recruitment and retention strategies for social services agencies.
In your senior year, dive even deeper into course projects in theory and research. In these, you’ll focus on addressing community-based problems related to issues you care about.
Learn how to work within your community to assess societal needs, understand solutions and solve problems. At the University of Central Missouri, we give you extracurricular opportunities to practice your skills and demonstrate to others what a Sociology degree can do for the world.
Through the University of Central Missouri’s BA degree in Sociology, use your secondary language background to become a community leader with international agencies and non-English-speaking populations. Enter the job market right away to provide direct guidance and assistance to your community.
UCM graduates with BA in Sociology degrees enter fields such as:
Stand out in the job market due to your analytical skills, foreign-language proficiency and leadership experience. That and the ability to work with both people and data in an applied community setting is what employers say set UCM’s graduates apart from other candidates.
If you don’t go straight into the job market, you’ll be well-prepared for grad school with a BA degree in Sociology. Past students have gone on to master’s programs at:
What a Sociology degree means for your future
Explore job opportunities available to graduates with a Sociology degree using the interactive tool below. You can also find information about salary, overall career growth projections and additional metrics to help you plan your future. For further employment opportunities, see https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/sociologists.htm
The University of Central Missouri provides a number of options to make sure you can
afford your BA degree in Sociology. Ways to finance your education, include grants, scholarships and tuition awards. You may also qualify for federal
loans and grants to pay for any further college costs.
Certain UCM alumni scholarships are even set aside for students studying in our Sociology bachelor’s degree program. Those scholarships include:
You can learn more about program-specific scholarships at the UCM Scholarship Finder.
Earn a minor or undergraduate certificate to make your Sociology bachelor’s degree from UCM stand out in the job market.
You may also want to explore these other undergraduate majors at UCM if you’re interested in the Sociology bachelor's degree.
Two of the main professional orgnizations to which sociologists belong are the Amercian Sociological Association (ASA) and the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology (AACS).