Make Your Corner of the World a Better Place

In these challenging times, sociology gives us a lens to look at the world around us, and far from us, to better understand and act to create paths to a more equitable and sustainable future. Sociology gives you the tools to examine human groupings and behavior from a scientific and humanistic standpoint. While everyone may have an opinion on social issues, NSU’s Bachelor of Science in Sociology will give you the research and data-driven expertise to enlighten the civic conversation.

At NSU, you’ll study everything from urban life and rural families to issues such as international health care inequities or the influence of technology. You’ll gain social perspectives on race and gender and follow the rise and fall of social movements, and how communities attempt to solve contemporary problems. The diversity of NSU and its surrounding communities enrich the opportunities and offer resources for the study of sociology. Upon completion of NSU’s B.S. in Sociology program, you’ll have the skills and knowledge necessary to present informed analyses at a professional level, and make a difference through scholarship, service and a rewarding career.

Why Should You Major in Sociology at NSU?

Become a Field-Based Professional, Scholar and Leader

Rapidly-changing global communities need field-based professionals, scholars, and leaders who understand how to connect issues and information and support positive change. You can work as a community organizer, at a non-governmental organization or social service agency, in research or academics, or as a business consultant. Engaged and motivated students who earn a Bachelor of Science in Sociology can pursue graduate programs in a number of disciplines.

Learn more about Career Preparation

Average Starting Salary

Salaries you can earn with a B.A in Sociology vary widely because of the many career offerings associated with this degree. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average wage for sociologists in 2019 was $83,420. Similar occupations made the following:

  • Social Workers – $50,470
  • Survey Researchers – $59,170
  • Urban and Regional Planners – $74,350

Shark Destinations

With a bachelor’s in sociology, you have a lot of flexibility in job location. You can find employment in public, private, education and government settings. Some of the careers that NSU graduates can pursue include those in community development, consulting, health professions, management, marketing non-profit organizations, research, social services and teaching. Additionally, NSU’s B.S. in Sociology creates a pathway for a number of graduate programs at NSU.