We are dedicated to training the best sociologists of tomorrow. As a student enrolled in one of our programs, you will study a wide range of issues—including the effects of groups upon individuals, interactions among groups and organizations, and cultural beliefs that direct human behavior within a local and global context. You will understand what drives social inequalities, how to interact in a diverse world, and how to collect and analyze data that empowers organizations to serve their clients better.

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Sociology Major

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

Are you a researcher? An activist? A born leader? A bachelor's degree in sociology from Ball State prepares you for a career dedicated to improving society and making an impact on the world. Learn more.

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Social Studies Major

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

Among the tracks you may pursue in Ball State University’s social studies teaching major, you can choose a concentration in sociology. Learn more.

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Minor in Sociology

In our increasingly complex and interconnected global community, a strong understanding of sociology benefits you regardless of your chosen career field. Our minor in sociology provides a foundation for building almost any career. Learn more.

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Master's Degree in Sociology

Master of Arts

Our master of arts in sociology program is designed to prepare you for professional employment or for further graduate education. The strong training you will receive in theory, research methods, and statistics provides excellent preparation should you choose to pursue a doctoral degree in sociology. Learn more.

 Learn about a Degree in Data Analytics

Data Analytics is an emerging interdisciplinary field with three concentration areas in Computational Data, Environmental Systems, and Social and Behavioral. Find out more about a degree in Data Analytics.