Sociology Bachelor's Degree Overview
Pursue a sociology bachelor’s degree and learn skills that are invaluable in life and in any career. The University of Toledo’s sociology program will equip you to better understand human relationships. This understanding is critical as our world evolves and grows more diverse.
UToledo sociology majors study the social lives of people, groups and societies. Students use scientific research methods and a critical lens to study behavior. We look at everything from short interactions between strangers on the street to global, social issues like human trafficking.
Graduates from UT’s sociology program have excellent writing, communication, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. These professional skills are transferable to graduate school and careers in business, marketing, social service, public service, law, health and international relations.
Sociology Bachelor's Degree Highlights
Service learning and internships. UToledo undergraduates bring theory to life by working in community, social and government agencies. Students also can study the effects of urban poverty in the Dominican Republic in an international field school launched by UT’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology in summer 2017.
Academic and personal growth.
- Present research at local and national conferences.
- Create independent studies with faculty.
- Study abroad.
- Work with faculty on their research, and learn skills useful for graduate school and employment.
Award-winning faculty. UToledo sociology professors care about student success. They advocate for their students and assist with research ideas, internship opportunities, career advice and graduate school applications.
Many students use a UToledo bachelor’s degree in sociology as a stepping stone to a graduate degree.
UT sociology graduates have unique skills that allow them to compete favorably with graduates from other social sciences and liberal arts programs:
- Data analysis skills
- Ability to understand complex social dynamics
- Skills in research design and methods
The majority of students who earn a sociology bachelor’s degree works in:
- Social services
"When I came to The University of Toledo, I knew I wanted a career as an attorney. I chose to major in sociology. I was always aware of social inequality in our culture, but I wanted to develop a perspective on why it existed and what could be done to achieve social change and justice for the underprivileged. I wanted to develop my critical-thinking, research skills and writing ability. Sociology at The University of Toledo provided a perfect avenue to do all of these things. These skills allowed me to excel in law school and obtain a job. I continue to use all of the tools I obtained at UT in my daily life while practicing law. The skills learned in sociology courses can easily translate to any career path."
"Having a background in sociology has proven invaluable for me. It allows me to better understand human behavior and how to interact with others. Like most jobs, mine requires interaction with people from diverse backgrounds. Understanding sociological perspectives has aided me in working more efficiently with others. The concepts and skills I’ve learned from studying sociology are transferable to any job."
Sociology Bachelor's Degree Curriculum
The University of Toledo’s bachelor’s degree program in sociology teaches undergraduates how to:
- Write research proposals
- Collect and analyze data
- Evaluate research
- Use statistical software
- Work with a diverse group of people
- Identify ethical issues in research
- Deliver research presentations
Sociology Bachelor's Degree Sample Courses
- Social Research Methods
- Social Statistics
- Race, Class and Gender