Sociology, BA & BS
Build your knowledge and understanding of research principles and methods while learning what others have discovered about human societies through research. All sociology majors must choose one of the following tracks:

  • Family studies focuses on human behavior through family life and offers classes in psychology and social work along with sociology. Consider this track if you are interested in working with families through social service agencies or churches.
  • Communities, societies and social justice offers the opportunity to learn about community and urban life through class study and field experiences. You will also study the way material resources and social advantages are distributed and made accessible throughout society.
  • Criminal justice works in conjunction with TU Online and is designed for those interested in criminal justice, probation/parole, corrections, restorative justice, and law enforcement. You will complete the major requirements in sociology, as well as 4-6 online justice courses.
  • Sociological studies is a traditional sociology track allowing you to maintain greater flexibility in your course scheduling and maximize the sociological focus of your studies. If you are interested in pursuing graduate work in sociology, consider this track.

The Bachelor of Arts option requires a foreign language. The Bachelor of Science option pairs sociology requirements with Taylor's systems curriculum.


If you are interested in developing your understanding of societies and how they impact daily life, consider a sociology minor. This minor pairs especially well with social work, political science, and history majors.