There are plenty of reasons to study sociology, and our major covers them all. You’ll start with our required foundation of research, theory, statistics, and knowledge which will then prepare you to venture out on your own in exploring electives on the topics that fascinate you most. See the course catalog for descriptions of the required classes.

Take a look at a sample plan of courses you would take to graduate in four years with a bachelor’s degree in sociology.

If you’re feeling ambitious, you can also learn more about earning your degree in sociology in just three years with Ball State’s Degree in 3 program.

Ball State’s Office of Admissions can help you with information about applying to one of our degree programs. We also offer financial aid and scholarships to those who qualify.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Richard Petts
Undergraduate Director
Department of Sociology
Phone: 765-285-4690